February 2016

EpiBone aims to 3D print bones with patients’ own stem cells

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 13th, 2016|English, News|

When the idea of a medical transplant is brought up, most people’s thoughts are usually drawn to procedures such as blood transfusions or organ replacements. But, oftentimes, we forget the importance of our bone structure, as well as the 2 million painful bone transplants that take place every year around world. Previously stuck in a Medieval-like operation [...]

Three inventors pioneer a new industrial revolution in Japan: Exiii prosthetics

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 12th, 2016|English, News|

The young inventors of exiii have developed a bionic hand that you can create with a 3D printer. They’re part of a new industrial revolution, sparked by the ready availability of new technology and production tools, which has opened up product design and manufacturing to more people than ever. Genta Kondo has always been fascinated [...]

Poietis successfully 3D prints living human tissue with laser-based 3D bioprinting

2016-02-10T10:15:07+00:00 February 11th, 2016|English, News|

French startup Poietis, founded in 2014 between L’INSERM (France’s National Institute for Health and Medical Research) and the University of Bordeaux, is attracting international attention as it aims to become the first company in the world to 3D bioprint human skin using a proprietary laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technology. The company has already proven that its [...]

La stampa 3D diventa più sicura grazie a Clean Strands

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Is there a real chance to place on the market not carefully controlled 3D printing filaments, with toxic materials inside? Clean Strands has tried to solve this problem. The new article of Lusiana Pasquini. La stampa 3D si sta rapidamente diffondendo in case, laboratori e scuole; chiunque ha un’idea sogna di avere in casa una [...]

3D printed ‘Linespace’ display lets blind people explore images & maps by touch

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 10th, 2016|English, News|

Members of the Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI), a computer science and mechanical engineering organization, have developed a tactile display system for the blind using a 3D printer print head. Linespace features a 140x100cm display area on which raised tactile lines are created by the 3D printer. Since the introduction of tactile display systems, computing has become [...]

Structo presents dentistry specific OrthoForm and high-speed OmniForm 3D Printers

2016-02-08T15:21:30+00:00 February 9th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing has been expanding out from the industrial sector to commercially focused segments like dentistry and small design studios for a few years now. So it’s no shocker that Singapore based Structo is expanding on their 3D printer lineup with two new high-speed machines dedicated to grab a foothold in these emerging markets. The OrthoForm is a wifi enabled 3D [...]

Cosmetic surgeon designs 3D printed surgical tools for eyelid surgeries

2016-02-07T09:50:54+00:00 February 8th, 2016|English, News|

Dr. Brett Kotlus, an extremely accomplished physician and cosmetic surgeon based in New York City, has designed and developed two unique 3D printed surgical instruments for use during blepharoplasty (repair or reconstruction of the eyelid), which did not previously exist anywhere on the market. 3D printed in stainless steel, the 3D printed eyelid wand and 3D [...]

3 year old saved by father’s kidney and 3D printing

2016-02-06T22:42:12+00:00 February 7th, 2016|English, News|

There’s no shortage of heartwarming stories made possible with 3D printing and a story coming out of Northern Ireland is as heartwarming as the best of them. Thanks to 3D printed pre-surgical models and the love of her own father, three-year-old Lucy Boucher will be able to live a relatively healthy and normal life. According [...]

La Forza delle Idee – Atri (29/01/2016)

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 6th, 2016|Italian, Italy, OBMinitiative, OBMstory|

The Power of Ideas, the first great event in 2016 of the Open BioMedical Initiative organized in Atri, Italy.  Un Teatro, un borgo tra i monti dell'Abruzzo e infine una grande famiglia di puffi blu. Si, i volontari di Open BioMedical Initiative sono tornati a vestire la maglia blu della community per incontrarsi nel primo [...]

3D Zings creates 3D printed skull protector prosthetic for cancer patient

2016-10-19T10:06:01+00:00 February 6th, 2016|English, OBMinitiative|

3D Zings, a 3D printing company based in Malaga, Spain, has created a custom-made and quite unique 3D printed ‘skull protector’ prosthetic for a young man who lost part of the front of his cranium as the result of a tumor removal surgery. Designed to temporarily protect the patient's head while he waits for a permanent [...]