November 2016

University of Rochester shows new 3D printed medical models for training even bleed

2016-11-30T09:51:23+00:00 November 30th, 2016|English, News|

Throughout the centuries, medical students (and their teachers) have had to be very creative in finding ways to train for surgeries, as well as the most elementary procedures like stitching up wounds. From using cadavers—a rather gruesome but helpful practice—to use of a variety of models with different textures, obviously the best experience is in actually [...]

3D printing holds promise for musicians using prosthetics

2016-11-29T10:32:14+00:00 November 29th, 2016|English, News|

The manufacturing engineering technology program at Northern Illinois University (NIU) has joined forces with a young violinist to innovate an exciting development in the fields of music, 3D printing, and prosthetics: a 3D printed prosthetic hand made of lightweight nylon and plastic, which grants the wearer an increased range of motion while playing. Teenager Sarah Valentiner, [...]

Australia to open state-of-the-art biofabrication institute for 3D printing implants

2016-11-24T09:32:19+00:00 November 28th, 2016|English, News|

Australia’s Herston Health Precinct has announced that it will be opening a new biofabrication institute on its premises. The institute, which will occupy two floors at the Herston Health Precinct, will be dedicated to imaging, modeling, and manufacturing 3D printed patient-specific tissues. The new 3D bioprinting lab will be realized in partnership with the Queensland [...]

Paraguayan company Po aims to make 3D printed prosthetic hands accessible to all

2016-11-24T09:17:24+00:00 November 25th, 2016|English, News|

As we’ve seen through organizations such as Open Bionics and e-NABLE, 3D printing is helping to make upper limb prosthetics, especially for children, more accessible than ever. Through innovative open source designs created by makers all over the globe, people in remote areas or with limited means now have the ability to access their own [...]

New 3D scanning method allows parents to see their unborn children as 3D models in VR

2016-11-23T09:11:43+00:00 November 24th, 2016|English, News|

While 3D printed fetuses have been a popular trend amongst parents seeking to capture a physical memento of their unborn child, the medical implications of being able to visualize a fetus in 3D have not been widely discussed. Now, however, thanks to some insight from a group of experts, the benefits of 3D modeling fetuses is [...]

Dubai teen wins award for ‘mind-controlled’ 3D printed bionic arm

2016-11-22T09:29:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|English, News|

Rishabh Java, a 14-year-old boy from the UAE, has scooped the ‘Best Innovative Project’ prize at the first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad. Java designed a 3D printed bionic arm that can purportedly be controlled with the mind using an Electroencephalography (EEG) monitor. Organized by 3D printing company Atlab and hosted by the GEMS Wellington Academy [...]

3D printed skull gives young boy a second chance at life

2016-11-21T09:35:03+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|English, News|

Seven-year-old Teddy Ward has a second chance at life thanks to a group of surgeons who used a 3D printer to build him a new skull. Physicians at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles used a 3D printer to manufacture a plate from polyetheretherkotene (PEEK), a thermoplastic polymer that is popular in engineering circles and which is [...]

Bioniks wants to give Pakistani children 3D printed superhero prosthetic hands

2016-11-20T08:16:06+00:00 November 21st, 2016|English, News|

Bioniks has produced the first 3D printed prosthetic arm in Pakistan and now it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take its ‘Real Life Superhero’ concept to the masses. Five-year-old Mir Bayyan received the first 3D printed arm in the country and when it finally arrived, the young Iron Man fan was amazed to see [...]

Open is a Means, not a Movement

2016-11-18T10:24:42+00:00 November 19th, 2016|English, News|

More than a buzzword, "open" is our best means for creating new and powerful modes of collaboration. In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly defined idea. It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained [...]

WASPmedical is revolutionizing scoliosis treatment with 3D printing

2016-11-17T13:45:10+00:00 November 18th, 2016|English, News|

An Italian doctor is taking on orthopedic scoliosis with the help of a Delta WASP 4070 3D printer and a holistic approach that includes 3D scanning and modeling software. In 2014, renowned scoliosis specialist Lelio Leoncini began to experiment with the Delta WASP 4070 to produce orthopedic corsets. Now, the former Medical Director of Rionera [...]