August 2015

Student designs a 3D printable bottle system for premature babies

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 31st, 2015|English, News|

An estimated 15 million babies are born too early around the world each year – that’s more than 1 in 10 of the total number of babies born. Nearly a million of those children die each year due to complications of their preterm birth, and many of those who survive will face a lifetime of [...]

UK health service nurtures open source communities

2015-08-30T11:43:46+00:00 August 31st, 2015|English, News|

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is nurturing a growing number of communities of software developers working on open source solutions. NHS’ Code4Health team is now supporting 17 communities that bring together health care providers, developers and supporters. Examples include Open Odonto, open source software for dentistry, and openMAXIMS, guiding the development of an [...]

Heart transplant surgery performed with help of color coded 3D printed model

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 30th, 2015|English, News|

There comes a day in everyone’s life when they realize that the human heart bears no resemblance to that double lobed drawing that shows up on Valentine’s Day cards and cheap tattoos. For most of us, a vague understanding of what it looks like is all the knowledge we need. However, if you are a surgeon, and [...]

Gizmo 3D DLP printer now capable of 3D printing teeth

2015-08-28T18:32:23+00:00 August 30th, 2015|English, News|

Active members of the 3D printing community will doubtlessly recall the uproar caused a few months ago, when the Australian-made Gizmo 3D DLP printer was unveiled – the machine that could become the world’s fastest high quality 3D printer. It hit the web with force with a video illustrating its ‘Continous 3D printing’ DLP technique, [...]

11 companies leading the 3D bioprinting space

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 29th, 2015|English, News|

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting areas within the 3D printing space is that of bioprinting. Using layer-by-layer fabrication methods, a number of companies are in the process of pushing forward a new paradigm shift within the medical implant, transplantation, and surgical spaces. While the media has mainly focused on Organovo, the company behind the [...]

3D printed & automated medication dispenser

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 29th, 2015|English, News|

Thanks to 3D printing some radical changes in contemporary health care are taking place. From enabling life-changing technologies like bioprinting to making day-to-day health maintenance easier than ever, 3D printing really is the tool of an ongoing revolution in medicine. A recent project posted on the maker site Hackaday is one of those efforts that combine 3D [...]

Tortoise receives a 3D printed prosthetic upper jaw

2015-08-26T16:12:30+00:00 August 28th, 2015|English, News|

It really is remarkable what 3D printing has been able to do for a variety of animals over the last year or two. We’ve covered so many tremendous stories about a wide array of animals, all of which are living more fulfilling, healthier lives thanks to the tremendous technology. One company which has been sort [...]

3D printed trumpet device for ten-year-old boy missing fingers

2015-08-24T17:31:16+00:00 August 28th, 2015|English, News|

The trumpet can be one of the most difficult instruments to play, even when you’ve started out with something a little more challenging like violin or cello. Many music aficionados, of all ages, are inspired–compelled even–to play this brass instrument which has been so talentedly wielded by the likes of greats such as Louis Prima, [...]

Organovo revenue grows thanks to 3D printed exVive3D liver tissue

2015-08-24T17:01:45+00:00 August 27th, 2015|English, News|

When it comes to 3D printing human tissue, Organovo (ONVO) is leading the charge. While the company’s stock has floundered as of late, dropping to as low as $2.78 last week, they continue to fire on all cylinders, signing research deals with companies such as L’Oréal and Merck, and finally beginning to generate revenue from [...]

La stampa 3D ed i trapianti di organi

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

3D printing and organs transplant, a meeting of techniques able to disrupt not only the medical but also the social and economical aspects of this field. The present and the future of transplants in this new article by Lusiana Pasquini. La stampa 3D e il trapianto d'organi, un'incontro di tecniche in grado di cambiare l'approccio [...]