December 2016

Smartphone and 3D printed parts combine to create cheap and easy live cell imaging

2016-12-27T08:43:46+00:00 December 27th, 2016|English, News|

Live cell imaging is no longer the stuff of high-end hospitals and research labs. A powerful tool for studying cells, as well as how they respond to different treatments such as drugs or toxins, live cell imaging technology can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The prohibitive price of the tech has been an obstacle [...]

Duke University’s eNABLE chapter pushes boundaries of 3D printed prosthetics

2016-12-11T09:06:35+00:00 December 12th, 2016|English, News|

Two senior students at Duke University are pushing the boundaries of both prosthetics and 3D printing. As the co-founders of Duke’s eNABLE chapter, a group of volunteers that create prosthetics through 3D printing, engineering students Richard Beckett-Ansa and Henry Warder have been innovating for some time now. Yet their most recent collaboration – a prosthetic [...]

Ultra-functional 3D printed prosthesis could monitor blood pressure and heart rate

2016-12-07T23:51:31+00:00 December 8th, 2016|English, News|

A student from Malta is designing an ultra-functional 3D printed prosthetic arm that can monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. The myoelectric prosthesis would enable its user to perform a range of actions through muscle movement, and would be 3D printed with embedded electronics. With 3D printing being used more and more to [...]

Celprogen 3D prints a pancreas from PLA and human stem cells

2016-12-04T20:26:13+00:00 December 5th, 2016|English, News|

The pancreas is one of the most critical organs in the human body – if something goes wrong with it, it can affect your whole life, or even threaten it. Although it’s a relatively small organ, it plays big roles in digestion and metabolism, and when it malfunctions, it can result in acute life-threatening conditions [...]

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

2017-07-13T15:43:55+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|English, News|

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which, as a result, has affected her hearing. But thanks to the hospital’s 3D scanning and printing resources, plastic [...]

Techshot, per una biostampa made in Space

2016-12-01T16:12:41+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Sul podio dei prodotti più affascinanti delle stampanti 3D ci sono, senza dubbio, i tessuti biologici. L’idea che dall’ugello di una stampante, che di per sé è un oggetto inanimato, nasca qualcosa di potenzialmente vivo e capace di continuare a vivere su di un corpo che respira, si muove e cresce, sembra appartenere più a [...]