J Group Robotics Plans to 3D Print Ingestible Medical Pills

3D Printing has been making its way into medicine, in more ways than one. We have seen it come to the aid of surgeons who use the technology to print out replicas of organs, bones, and other body tissue, prior to performing live surgery. These replicas allow the surgeons to practice prior to performing a risky surgery on their living subjects.

We have also seen 3D bioprinting begin to inch its way into use, with the printing of live cells, which one day may evolve into the 3D printing of fully functioning organs. 3D printing has also been used to create hundreds of prosthetic arms, legs, hands, and facial features. Without a doubt, this growing trend will only continue.

Back in June, we reported on a company called J Group Robotics, who had launched the first Indian manufactured 3D printer, the Vector PLA 3D. It is a 3D printer that is very similar to other FDM based printers on the market today, but is made in India, and has thus far been quite a hit within the country.

J Group Robotics isn’t satisfied with only being India’s premier 3D printing manufacturer though. They want to do more. They want to create processes which have not yet been seen. One of these projects that they are currently working on, is that of creating a specialized filament and process for the printing of medical pill capsules. … (Read more)

Source: 3DPrint.com