July 2015

Scientists develop nylon titanium material for 3D printed knee implants

2015-07-05T12:51:38+00:00 July 9th, 2015|English, News|

Almost all of us know someone who has either had knee surgery, is suffering from cartilage issues–or we ourselves have experienced it. We are continually amazed at ‘what they can do these days’ in terms of taking a patient from excruciating pain in the ER, straight to surgery, knee replacements, and then being up and [...]

June 2015

3D printed jaw allows a Chinese girl to speak and eat again

2015-06-29T21:23:12+00:00 June 30th, 2015|English, News|

It seems like every week there are one or two new medical miracles coming out of China which involve 3D printing. By ‘miracle’ I mean complicated medical procedures which likely would never have been made possible without the recent advances of this incredible technology. China is embracing 3D printing across the board, however it’s the [...]

Russian startup Zdravprint teams with NNIITO hospital to 3D print splints, implants and surgical models

2016-10-24T12:24:18+00:00 June 16th, 2015|News|

Regular readers will have doubtlessly noticed that 3D printers are slowly but certainly finding their way into hospitals everywhere. Only yesterday, we saw how Brazilian doctors 3D printed a titanium implant for a young woman. However, one Russian startup company called Zdravprint (Russian for Healthprint) proves that you don’t need an industrial-level metal 3D printer [...]

3D printed knee replacement surgery enables 85-year-old woman to walk again

2015-06-13T12:39:31+00:00 June 14th, 2015|News|

For the past five years, Irene Griffiths has not been able to walk unaided. It’s something that faces many people as they age: her spirit simply outpaced her knees. When she lost her husband of 53 years, she decided it was time to address the problem she had been having with both of her knees. [...]

23-year-old girl is recipient of large 3D printed titanium skull implant

2015-06-10T22:13:28+00:00 June 12th, 2015|News|

Each and every day, we seem to come across yet another story in which 3D printing aids in helping people around the world live better lives. The medical uses of 3D printing are now only beginning to break the surface, as doctors near and far begin to realize the benefits that the technology can provide. [...]

UK’s first 3D printed nasal implant

2015-06-10T22:00:20+00:00 June 12th, 2015|News|

Although we’ve seen just how much of an impact 3D printed prosthetics can have due to their low cost of fabrication as well as the ability to customize a prosthetic to be completely unique for a user’s needs, the majority of the devices that have been fabricated have been for those who have lost a [...]

3D printing helps build perfect chin for 26-year old woman

2015-06-02T12:14:12+00:00 June 6th, 2015|News|

While it’s become quite apparent that various additive manufacturing techniques have helped lead a new frontier in the health and medical industries, it appears that China has been among those who are most interested in utilizing 3D printing into various medical applications. In 2015 alone, we’ve seen how Chinese doctors have used 3D printing to [...]

Picsima 3D prints directly with silicone transforming the breast implants industry

2016-10-19T10:07:16+00:00 June 1st, 2015|News|

We live in a world where women are under an incredible amount of pressure, much of it self-imposed, to look like the model on the cover of Sports Illustrated or to emulate the herd of leggy starlets gliding down one televised red carpet after another. That’s a lot of pressure even in a healthy atmosphere, so [...]

May 2015

Turkish specialists save life of Sea Turtle with a 3D printed jaw implant

2015-05-20T21:30:12+00:00 May 24th, 2015|News|

While we’ve reported a number of unusual but heartwarming stories about pets receiving 3D printed leg implants to make their lives easier already, a new case from Turkey definitely takes the cake. There, a Loggerhead Sea Turtle was recently rescued from the Mediterranean and brought to the Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at [...]

Fusion Implants’ 3D printed dog knee replacements

2015-05-20T20:03:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|News|

There are things that people tend to take for granted when it comes to our medical care. Medications are strictly controlled, doctors usually have multiple care options available to them. Joint, knee, and hip replacements are routine medical procedures at this point. Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said for the four legged companions that [...]