June 2015

3D printed jaw allows a Chinese girl to speak and eat again

2015-06-29T21:23:12+00:00 June 30th, 2015|English, News|

It seems like every week there are one or two new medical miracles coming out of China which involve 3D printing. By ‘miracle’ I mean complicated medical procedures which likely would never have been made possible without the recent advances of this incredible technology. China is embracing 3D printing across the board, however it’s the [...]

South Africa’s 3D printed hand allows for individual finger control

2016-10-24T00:15:44+00:00 June 30th, 2015|English, News|

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at 3DPrint.com is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being used to help people the world over. Medical [...]

3D printing to help fix serious skull defects for young South African girls

2015-06-23T20:29:15+00:00 June 29th, 2015|English, News|

Although we’ve seen how 3D printing has been used in a variety of surgical procedures as an aid for medical professionals to both practice a procedure before a surgery as well as a reference model during a surgery, it is perhaps the applications that involve making life better for young children that are among the [...]

Exovite aims to heal your broken bone faster with 3D printing

2016-10-24T00:15:46+00:00 June 29th, 2015|English, News|

Breaking a bone is both painful and debilitating, but more than that, it brings with it a long period of healing and recovery – but fear not. A Spanish firm with a background in “Tele-RHB, E-Health and M-Health that promotes technological innovation in tools and medical procedures” is using 3D printing and science to cut down [...]

Italian startup Roboze ready for the medical and dental industries

2016-10-24T00:15:48+00:00 June 28th, 2015|English, News|

When a start-up is launching a new 3D printing product on the global market, I generally suggest they remember two things above all: having a great product with unique features and communicating it adequately. Roboze, a young startup from Bari, the main city in Southern Italy’s Apulia region, has been doing both, as I was [...]

EnvisionTEC’s Al Siblani on 3D printing and bioprinting

2016-10-24T00:15:49+00:00 June 28th, 2015|English, News|

While there are hundreds of companies betting on the future of 3D printing, with innovative ideas and a lot of passion, there are four companies that have spent the past two decades building the bases for this future to exist and are going to continue to build on it. These Fab Four of 3D printing [...]

The disruptive potential of 3D printing for athletes with disabilities

2015-06-23T18:52:51+00:00 June 27th, 2015|English, News|

Howard K. Brodwin says he and his firm have just completed a project at the UCLA Anderson School of Management which was focused on how 3D printing technology can be used to reduce costs – and help introduce more people with disabilities to the benefits of sports. He says many people who might like to [...]

Rethinking prosthetics for female veterans

2016-10-24T00:15:51+00:00 June 27th, 2015|English, News|

The National Week of Making has been going strong these last few days and there has been a lot to see. Maker Media founder and Executive Chairman Dale Dougherty has been talking to Makers from all over the country and he recently had the opportunity to talk with Andrea Ippolito, Dara Dotz, and Heather Irvine about [...]

Bioactive 3D printing for effective 3D printed drug therapy

2016-10-24T00:15:52+00:00 June 26th, 2015|English, News|

At my fourth grade picnic, I ran up the steps of a gazebo and fell on my knee onto the brick steps. The cut was so deep it severed nerves, so I didn’t feel it; I didn’t even know I’d been hurt until one of the chaperones grabbed my arm. My mom and I got [...]

Babyduino, la plataforma opensource para monitorización de bebés basada en Arduino

2016-10-24T00:15:54+00:00 June 26th, 2015|OBMinitiative, Spanish|

Babyduino is a baby monitor prototyping kit based on Arduino. Its objective is to provide a tool for monitoring biological data that are important for the welfare of a baby. In this article we present an interview to the Babyduino team! We are also pleased to welcome onboard Alberto Martinez from Bilbao, maker and artist, [...]