July 2015

Fred the tortoise receives a 3D printed shell

2015-07-26T23:17:49+00:00 July 31st, 2015|English, News|

One of my favorite reasons for covering the 3D printing space is the fact that I get to report on some really inspiring stories. I’m an animal lover and love seeing instances where humans and animals help each other in ways which make you realize the special connections we have with our pets. Previously we have [...]

HEALX unveils 3D printed customized orthopedic wrist braces

2015-07-26T23:12:07+00:00 July 31st, 2015|English, News|

3D printing and scanning technologies continue to push the envelope in how injuries are treated. HEALX Innovation is one such enterprise that is utilizing additive manufacturing to improve the way patients are treated. Based in Toronto, HEALX is a medical design company that focuses on immobilizing musculoskeletal injuries using 3D scanning and printing for customized manufactured wrist [...]

The creepy but incredible world of 3D printed body parts

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 30th, 2015|English, News|

One of the great hopes about 3D printing is that—in addition to printing Yoda heads or an afternoon snack—we will be able to recreate organs, limbs, and other vital human parts lost to illness or accident. 3D-printed prosthetics have made for many heart-warming stories about returning or creating function to patients. But the accessibility and [...]

Orthobiologics are the future for bone healing

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 30th, 2015|English, News|

Innovations in biomaterials, graft design and other technologies have pushed these products to the forefront of the industry, says Frost & Sullivan LONDON, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Autografts, the gold standard of bone grafts, have several limitations. As a result, new orthobiologics products are being developed for the benefit of patients as well as [...]

Rokit receives $3M from South Korea’s government to develop 3D bioprinting system

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 29th, 2015|English, News|

As we continue to see both an increase in 3D bioprinting applications as well as an increase in the total number of companies that are entering the 3D bioprinting space, it’s becoming clear that what might have once been considered science fiction is on its way towards becoming an everyday reality. While many companies - [...]

EyeDriveomatic: controllare una sedia a rotelle solo con gli occhi

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

When you hear of mobility perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the city traffic or public transport. But this word takes on a totally different meaning whether to pronounce it is a person with reduced mobility for whom the term is most often associated with difficulty. Difficulty to perform autonomously the smallest [...]

India: Smartprinting & FunMove partner to educate on bionic 3D printed prosthetics

2015-07-25T16:54:34+00:00 July 29th, 2015|English, News|

As 3D printing changes many industries and processes in manufacturing, and a wide array of innovations and designs are presented to a duly impressed public around the globe, one area we never tire of reporting on is that of 3D printed prosthetics. This is one arena that presents not only heartwarming inspiration, it demonstrates nearly [...]

Aprecia is making easier to swallow medicines with 3D printing

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|English, News|

If Mary Poppins were administering doses of medicine today, her song might just be changed to something like: “A 3D printed tablet makes the medicine go down…in the most delightful way!” Granted, it’s not as catchy as the ‘spoon full of sugar’ version, but it has more practical application. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are pushing [...]

Artist crochets anatomically correct heart from wire

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|English, News|

This is not your typical crochet done with yarn. It’s wire. And it’s 3D. Anne Mondro, the Artist in Residence at the Icelandic Textile Center, is using crochet to make us think about illnesses and diseases in a whole new way. Using narrow-gauged tinned copper wire and a pair of crocheting needlescrochet hook, she created [...]

Orlando City Soccer Team presents Brazilian boy with a 3D printed bionic arm from Limbitless Solutions

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 27th, 2015|English, News|

This past week, Paulo Costa Boa Nova and his father, Claudio Boa Nova, flew from their home in Brazil to Orlando, Florida. The trip was one of the most important ones of young Paulo’s life. Born with a partially developed right arm due to a genetic defect, Paulo was coming to the US courtesy of [...]