September 2015

New unique 3D printable arm, the Printhesis, wins James Dyson Award

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

Go back just a decade or two and when the phrase ‘prosthetic arm’ or ‘prosthetic hand’ came to mind, most individuals likely envisioned a hook-like device attached to a socket. Boy have we come a long way in a short amount of time. In a world with 3D printable hands shaped like the actual human [...]

The state of prosthetic/biomedical engineering in Nigeria

2016-10-19T10:06:32+00:00 September 30th, 2015|English, OBMinitiative|

Africa, the next frontier. A continent of an infinite variety of cultures, habits and needs. Several African countries are embracing the new technologies, connecting to people from all the World trying to introduce revolutionary changes and to help to solve different problems through innovative approaches. And passion, as described in the first article by Olumuyiwa [...]

China’s YouSu plastic technology makes 3D printing filament for 3D medical models

2016-10-19T10:06:32+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News|

While not as flashy as some of the current 3D printing innovations being produced and inserted into the headlines these days, those being made in the medical industry are undeniably some of the most important. From quite mainstream 3D printed models being used more and more, to 3D printed medical devices that are able to [...]

The first medical makerspace opens in Texas

2015-09-28T22:44:50+00:00 September 29th, 2015|English, News|

Makerspaces are popping up everywhere and each one has a tendency to appeal to a certain demographic. Sure, we’re all makers, but some locations appeal more to the makers that want to get dirty with rust and welding, others appeal more to the electronics hackers and code gurus. This makerspace is for medical professionals. Jose [...]

Croatian cancer patient receives first all acrylic 3D printed vertebra with great success

2015-09-28T22:37:36+00:00 September 29th, 2015|English, News|

In following the vast world of 3D printing, we cover a wide range of innovations in the medical industry, and it seems each is more exciting than the last. Today’s patients are benefiting impressively from the technology that’s really almost still considered to be in a fledgling state. And because of that we are constantly [...]

UK team experiments with 4D printing and artificial muscles

2015-09-27T12:56:28+00:00 September 28th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing technology has impacted scientific research significantly, especially when it comes to replicating the inner workings of living beings. Recently, in the case of a team of researchers based at UK’s Nottingham Trent University, the replication of organic structures is taking on a whole new dimension. 4D Printing can be defined as the combined [...]

Brazilian surgeons use 3D printing on 6-year-old suffering orbital hypertelorism

2015-09-27T12:47:34+00:00 September 28th, 2015|English, News|

Medical applications of 3D printing have become very popular and widely successful over the past few years, and nowadays we are constantly learning of how hitherto life-threatening and complex procedures are becoming much safer. Especially academic hospitals in China and the west have been steadily adopting 3D printers, but they’re a hit elsewhere too. Just [...]

Engineer turns 3D scanner into entire ecosystem, complete with medical VR app

2015-09-27T00:34:15+00:00 September 27th, 2015|English, News|

Michael Balzer is many things. He’s the host of the All Things 3D podcast, covering every 3D technology imaginable.  He’s an engineer and developer, working with the Commodore Amiga in the early 90’s to create such pioneering programs as Perfect Vision, Color Splitter, the award-winning ChromaKey+, and he co-designed Perfect Sound 500 for Amiga with Anthony [...]

Australian student 3D prints smart leg prosthetic limbU packed with medical sensors

2016-10-19T10:06:32+00:00 September 27th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing has already proved itself time and again as an excellent and affordable technology for manufacturing basic prosthetics, but even in that field there are few limitations. For one, typical materials as ABS and PLA aren’t exactly suitable for manufacturing leg prosthetics, while makers have struggled to add more than a simple gripping function [...]