October 2015

Sebastiaan Deviaene designs 3D printable medical implants using video game development software

2016-10-19T10:06:28+00:00 October 13th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing has made undeniable headway into the field of medical prosthetics in recent years, with 3D printed titanium sternums being made, as well as prosthetic limbs, to name only a few. Developments between the two fields continue to grow, and in increasingly interesting ways. Belgian industrial designer Sebastiaan Deviaene’s work is a perfect example [...]

June 2015

German patient first to receive 3D printed titanium spinal fusion implant

2015-06-09T02:02:22+00:00 June 10th, 2015|News|

Spinal fusion surgeries in the United States have increased by 70 percent between 2001 and 2011. While those numbers are due in large part to the aging of the American population, they’re also due to advances in technology like additive manufacturing. The problem with such surgeries has always been that, traditional methods which require bone [...]

May 2015

Argentinian patient leads normal life with 3D printed cranial implant

2015-05-14T18:59:16+00:00 May 19th, 2015|News|

A patient in Argentina required a particularly large cranial implant after stroke-related surgery, placing stringent requirements on the manufacture of the prosthetic. Naturally it needed to fit precisely, but in this case it also had to be permeable to allow brain fluid to pass through. Minimal heat conduction to the cerebral tissue was important, especially [...]