September 2016

Synthetic 3D-printed hyperelastic bone induces bone regeneration

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 30th, 2016|News|

Bone implants and grafts – they’ve been around for years, but are still a very problematic issue. For an implant has to accepted by the body (and not result in an inflammatory response), widely available and easy to use in a surgical environmen, and they need to be cost-effective. Nowadays putty-type fillers, custom scaffolding and [...]

3D printed replica of a human body could train surgeons dealing with emergency trauma

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 29th, 2016|English, News|

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University in Great Britain have, with the help of industry partners, created a 3D printed replica of a human body with functioning heart and lungs. The model will be used to prepare surgeons for real life surgery. For trainee surgeons, making that first incision into a real human body is a [...]

Taiwan develops new 3D printed artificial bone material for global market

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 27th, 2016|English, News|

A medical 3D printing alliance alliance consisting of Taiwan’s National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), China Steel’s branch company ThinTech Materials Technology, the TongTai Group, and the United Orthopedic Corporation has been formed in order to advance the development of new medical 3D printing materials, specifically a new 3D printed artificial bone material. The alliance marks [...]

This 3D printed smart wristband turns hand prosthetics into easy-to-use digital mice for amputees

2016-09-25T18:52:17+00:00 September 26th, 2016|English, News|

While most people don’t think twice about clicking a mouse or moving a cursor around using a trackpad, the tasks that we take for granted can actually be very difficult for those with either limited hand mobility or missing limbs. To help find a solution to this challenge and to make digital operations and tasks [...]

New Zealand’s CReATE group is developing new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 24th, 2016|English, News|

The Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Group (CReaTE), a multidisciplinary research team at New Zealand’s University of Otago, is using 3D printing to develop new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials in order to repair damaged tissues following trauma or disease. 3D bioprinting is seen by many as one of the most important emerging technologies in the [...]

3D printed heart with human cardiac stem cells? Celprogen did it!

2016-09-22T09:40:07+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|English, News|

3D printing is certainly close to the hearts of many today who have been affected so positively by the technology—and often in monumental ways, like parents watching their babies being given a lease on a more normal life thanks to 3D printed models used before and during surgery; children and adults receiving incredible and affordable 3D printed prosthetics; and other [...]

3D Systems introduces Jaw in a Day, a patient specific surgical planning package

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|English, News|

3D Systems has launched Jaw in a Day, the latest addition to its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) product line. The process enables surgeons to create patient-specific 3D printed surgical guides, models, and instruments for jaw and dental reconstruction surgery. With traditional dental rehabilitation requiring multiple surgeries and constant care over a 6-12 month period, patients [...]

Create O&P launches first medical grade 3D printer for prosthetics

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 21st, 2016|English, News|

The world of 3D printed prosthetics is growing and expanding every day. From opensource designs, to bespoke pieces, there is literally something out there for every situation. New York prosthetists Create Orthotics and Prosthetics are launching the first orthotic and prosthetic-specific medical grade 3D printing system to put more control into the hands of prosthetists worldwide. This innovation [...]

iMakr Med Platform offers 3D printers and bioprinters for medical and dental

2016-10-19T10:05:26+00:00 September 20th, 2016|English, News|

As the 3D printer came into inception in the early ’80s, certainly it was going to be an advance for engineers in prototyping, and that was more than exciting enough at the time. Today however, 3D printing is a serious catalyst for change. Processes are changing in nearly every sector for the better, from the [...]

UNYQ collaborates with Studio Bitonti for 3D printed align scoliosis brace

2016-10-19T10:05:26+00:00 September 19th, 2016|English, News|

When I hear the name Bitonti, I immediately see 3D printing and high fashion intersecting. A name that continues to grow in terms of fashion and materials innovation, we’ve long been following Francis Bitonti and Studio Bitonti, who offer designs that disrupt not only conventional manufacturing ideals but also our thoughts on how elegant apparel and shoe [...]