October 2015

Arcam sells five metal 3D printers to China after CFDA okays 3D printed medical implants

2015-10-02T22:51:31+00:00 October 5th, 2015|English, News|

All over the world people are living and working longer than ever before, resulting in a lifestyle that tends to be more active. However often an extended active lifestyle puts strain on the human body in expected ways, resulting in the need for joint replacement and enhancements. This need is driving the rapid advancement of [...]

August 2015

Man’s eye repaired with 3D printed titanium implant

2015-08-14T18:55:49+00:00 August 15th, 2015|English, News|

“The way people look at you, it’s horrible,” relays Maxime Turpin, regarding his drooping eye, which was finally repaired with 3D printing technology forty years after a serious bout with cancer. The French meteorologist, who previously found relief in sunglasses not just for the glare of the sun, but also for the public eye, has lived [...]

Malaysian woman freed from headaches by 3D printed facial implant

2015-08-09T21:37:15+00:00 August 13th, 2015|English, News|

Medical applications are one of the most active arenas for innovation in 3D printing advancement, and doctors and technical specialists have now corrected the damage caused by serious facial injuries with 3D printed facial implants. At the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical expert Dr Mohd Nazimi Abd Jabar has recently used a 3D printed facial [...]

4WEB Medical completes first Australian 3D printed patient-specific implant

2015-07-30T21:20:09+00:00 August 5th, 2015|English, News|

As we continue to hear about how additive manufacturing is dramatically revolutionizing the medical industry, we’re also hearing a lot of ‘firsts’ as these revolutionary procedures are actually put in to practice rather than existing as merely a concept or theory. Yesterday, 4WEB Medical, a leading global provider of 3D printed orthopedic implants which was [...]

Oxford Performance Materials receives FDA clearance for 3D printed spinal implant system

2016-10-19T10:06:50+00:00 August 4th, 2015|English, News|

While we’ve seen just how much of an impact additive manufacturing has had on the medical industry - such as creating 1:1 model replicas of anatomical features for medical professionals in advance of a surgical procedure - a new generation of 3D printing materials and technologies are increasingly being approved for implanting into the human [...]

South Korea’s first ever 3D printed pelvic implant surgery

2015-07-30T20:49:43+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|English, News|

The medical community has embraced 3D printing technology at such a rapid rate that even we are surprised by some of the applications sprouting up as of late. Back in November of last year, we reported on a group of Chinese surgeons who implanted a 3D printed titanium pelvic prosthetic into a 62-year-old patient who [...]

July 2015

Chinese woman receives the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternal

2015-07-22T17:11:56+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|English, News|

Though we here at 3ders.org enjoy speculating about the ongoing revolution that 3D printing is causing the medical world, things must look a bit different when you’re a patient. Perhaps unsprisingly, Chinese patient Mrs. Gu described her 3D printed implant as a ‘miracle’ and as a ‘protector'. The 54-year-old woman from Luoyang City in China [...]

Chinese man receives 3D printed titanium mandible implant

2015-07-20T18:46:09+00:00 July 21st, 2015|English, News|

It’s no secret that within the past year, 3D printing has exploded in the medical industry for a range of applications due to the ability to manufacture custom physical objects on demand at a low cost. While we’ve previously seen how doctors are using a combination of 3D scanning and additive manufacturing methods to produce [...]

Chinese researchers 3D print rabbit and goat bones for implantation

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 20th, 2015|English, News|

You can mark my words that one day we will see entirely 3D printed organs, bones, and other bodily tissues implanted into human beings. Perhaps it won’t be for another 10, 20, 50 or 100 years, but one day in the future we will surely see this breakthrough emerge. Some may say we aren’t all [...]

joimax receives FDA approval for 3D printed spinal implants

2016-10-19T10:06:58+00:00 July 17th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing has already begun to disrupt the medical space, with low-cost prosthetics acting as a clear example of just how personal and affordable medical devices can be.  And, as stories are reported daily as to the ability to create patient-tailored implants with 3D printing, the FDA is continuing to approve these devices for implant.  The [...]