Journal Staff

The potential for a 3D printing industry in Guam is now the focus of the Applied Science and Technology Research Organization of America.

The Guam Economic Development Authority has commissioned the business to provide a comprehensive analysis of the technology’s application in Guam.

“3D printing is a tried-and-true method for delivering a range of products to commercial markets,” said Neal Orringer, president of ASTRO America. “Whether it is aviation parts for GE Aviation jet engines or building FDA-certified medical implants. Dental aligners, hearing aids, and surgical guides are all well-established 3D printed products, but we believe there is potential to do even more on-island for this field to address spare parts shortages you mentioned.”

Orringer was responding to the Journal’s question about the possibility of making medical supplies to assist local hospitals and clinics. He also noted another market 3D printing could also support.

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