November 2015

New 3D printed, energy absorbing material could help make football helmets safer

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 30th, 2015|English, News|

Researchers at Purdue University have teamed up with General Motors to develop a new kind of 3D printed, energy absorbing material. The material could have a range of applications, from earthquake engineering to safer football helmets. For many years, 3D printing has been used to develop materials with complex internal architectures, which would be impossible [...]

Man suffering from motor neurone disease receives $196K prize for 3D printed wheelchair invention

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 29th, 2015|English, News|

Patrick Joyce, who suffers from motor neurone disease, has received a $196,000 prize from Hackaday after inventing a unique 3D printed mobility device. The Eyedrivomatic technology, developed in collaboration with Steve Evans and David Hopkinson, facilitates unprecedented eye-controlled wheelchair movement. 3D printing is used for a wide range of medical applications, many of which can [...]

REshape improves doctor-patient communication with 3D printed medical models

2015-11-26T19:56:00+00:00 November 27th, 2015|English, News|

It is always a trying time when someone close to you is diagnosed with an ailment or serious disease. What can make these already difficult times even more challenging to cope with is the complexity of the condition in question, and not necessarily understanding what is wrong or how it will be remedied. Doctors, whose [...]

Free online beginners course on bioprinting kicks off at University of Wollongong

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 26th, 2015|English, News|

3D bioprinting is doubtlessly the most important innovation to come out of the development of additive manufacturing. Though metal 3D printing is fantastic for industries everywhere, bioprinting actually has the ability to save thousands of lives. However, due to its complexity is still shrouded in mystery for most people, which is one of the reasons [...]

Ransomware is coming to medical devices

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 25th, 2015|English, News|

Chest pains send you into convulsions, then stop abruptly. Is something wrong with your pacemaker? As you pant for breath, a message pops up on your phone. "Want to keep living? Pay us a ransom now, or you die." This is not cyberpunk dystopia, but a probable near future, according to a report released last week [...]

Maggie the dog gets 3D printed leg brace

2015-11-23T17:36:18+00:00 November 24th, 2015|English, News|

If you’re like me, you know that the real purpose of the internet is to share stories about animals. Whether it’s teeny puppies just learning how to howl or touching moments between a caregiver and an aging pooch, it’s easy to not get nearly enough work done while enjoying the web presence of our four-legged [...]

“Camminare verso il futuro, crescere con il progresso”. Dall’impensabile alla rivoluzione della Biomedica

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Italian, News, OBMinitiative|

Biological modeling, design of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, implants, the developments of the last decade give way to astonishment and disbelief and not all new technologies are made to inspire future distopies, but to help with innovative approaches. We are pleased to welcome a new editorial member, Nicole Rinaldi from Naples! It's really great you will [...]

Help this teacher 3D print assistive fitness equipment for disabled children

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|English, News|

As a former personal trainer and current physical fitness teacher at Schlegel Road Elementary School in Webster, New York, Joe Kabes understands the important role of play activity for the healthy development of children. Throughout the six years that he’s been teaching, he’s seen the school’s disabled student population increase and watched at his new [...]

3D printing comes to the aid of India ’s pediatric surgeons

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|English, News|

All over the world, surgeons and doctors have become more and more accustomed to using personalize 3D printed models to help prepare for complex surgeries. In India particularly, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has been utilizing 3D printed aids for pediatric cardiac surgeries, such as the complex heart operation they have just performed [...]