April 2016

Italian hospital begins using 3D printed prosthetic bone implants on cancer patients

2016-03-29T09:34:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|English, News|

There are more than a hundred different varieties of cancer, and many of them can present themselves in wildly inconsistent ways, at inconsistent times, seemingly at random. A friend who survived cancer once told me that it was kind of like having a genetic car accident. Cancer can often strike anyone, at any time regardless [...]

March 2016

University of Michigan normalizes 3D printing of tracheal splints with EOS

2016-10-19T10:05:54+00:00 March 15th, 2016|English, News|

Almost two years ago, 3DPI had the opportunity to report on a life-changing procedure in which an infant named Kaiba received a first of its kind, 3D printed tracheal splint to treat his tracheobronchomalacia.  Previously, this type of condition would ultimately lead to death, with the tracheas of these children collapsing due to weak cartilage.  With [...]

February 2016

Canadian 3D printed bio-absorbable bone-like medical implants

2016-10-19T10:05:56+00:00 February 27th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing is already hard at work in the implant industry, taking over business with custom-made and unique 3D printed implants. However, even these are not magical solutions. Though they provide a much better fit, they are still followed by months or even years of painful hobbling around and rehabilitation. The pain and challenges become [...]

RTI Surgical to use OPM’s OsteoFab technology for 3D printed spinal implants

2016-02-17T20:26:52+00:00 February 19th, 2016|English, News|

One of the world’s most prestigious surgical implant companies are turning to some very special 3D printing technology to help give their medical products a stronger backbone. Florida-based RTI Surgical has been granted an exclusive license to the medically driven 3D printing technology created by Oxford Performance Materials. The agreement will allow RTI Surgical to [...]

December 2015

Medicina e stampa 3D: la storia di Amina Khan

2016-10-19T10:06:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

This is the story of Amina Khan, a 3 year old girl who had the chance, thanks to 3D printing, to improve her life, to have a new start. Dedicated to those who live with the fear of the progress and those who do not want to stop to be amazed and moved. The new [...]

Materialise partners with University of Michigan for 3D printed tracheal splints

2015-12-09T18:08:24+00:00 December 11th, 2015|English, News|

In the 3D printing industry there are a few publicly shared case studies that were so successful that they are often used as examples for the future possibilities of 3D printing technologies. When it comes to polymer-based medical implants, the most important case is that where Dr. Glenn Green and Dr. Scott Hollister of the University [...]

Mr Ortho, l’azienda siciliana di impianti in titanio tra i più avanzati al mondo

2016-10-19T10:06:14+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

La grandezza della ricerca oggi è il suo poter essere presente ovunque a differenza del passato in cui era adibita a centri idonei e specialistici. Oggi il carattere open source mette nelle condizioni di poter fare ricerca con un approccio più delocalizzato, anche in luoghi insospettabili come quello che andrò a introdurre, aumentando la possibilità [...]

November 2015

RMIT and Anatomics join forces to produce Australia’s first 3D printed spine implant

2015-11-20T18:19:28+00:00 November 21st, 2015|English, News|

Researchers at RMIT University have joined forces with medical device specialist Anatomics to produce a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain. The medical device is Australia’s first 3D printed spine implant. Present and future medical applications of 3D printing are diverse and numerous. 3D printed surgical models are becoming more [...]

Chinese doctors use 3D printed trabecular metal tibial prosthesis to save teen’s leg

2015-11-08T18:22:30+00:00 November 9th, 2015|English, News|

This past month, doctors at the West China Hospital performed a miraculous surgery using the help of 3D printed prosthetics, marking another breakthrough for additive manufacturing in the medical world. More specifically, Dr Tu Chong Qi and his team from the orthopaedic department at the West China Hospital were able to successfully use a 3D [...]

3D printed hip and knee joints coming to hospitals across UK in 2016

2016-10-19T10:06:21+00:00 November 1st, 2015|English, News|

While most surgical applications of 3D printing technology we report on involve unique or very rare cases and strange deformities or injuries, some startups are also hard at work standardizing this customization process for hospitals everywhere. One of the most successful is the British startup Embody Orthopaedic of Dr Susannah Clarke, which has used 3D [...]