July 2016

3D printed flexible cubes that could be used for prosthetics and wearables

2016-10-19T10:05:30+00:00 July 30th, 2016|English, News|

As Minecraft proved to the world, blocks – regardless of their size – are at the core of every possible structure. But what if those blocks themselves could perform certain functions, without the need for complex electronics and motors? That, in a nutshell, is what a team of Dutch researchers have developed in collaboration with [...]

September 2015

China’s YouSu plastic technology makes 3D printing filament for 3D medical models

2016-10-19T10:06:32+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News|

While not as flashy as some of the current 3D printing innovations being produced and inserted into the headlines these days, those being made in the medical industry are undeniably some of the most important. From quite mainstream 3D printed models being used more and more, to 3D printed medical devices that are able to [...]

Researchers find silk matrix to be potentially superior as 3D printing bioink

2016-10-19T10:06:39+00:00 September 11th, 2015|English, News|

The medical world is one always attuned to looking into the future for better answers for improving and saving lives. While the layperson usually only has a general idea of what may be possible, we have all been aware for quite some time of–and many are involved in– a larger global conversation regarding the use [...]

July 2015

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 [...]

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 [...]

3D printing of custom molecules to create low-cost mechanical sensor

2016-10-24T00:15:33+00:00 July 5th, 2015|English, News|

With all those fascinating 3D printable building projects for complicated robots and bionic prosthetics out there, it is hardly a secret that low-cost sensors are perfect additions to any maker’s toolkit and to any 3D printing project. But this was clearly not enough for a team of researchers from the University of Washington, who have [...]

June 2015

A new bioeconomy may be driven by 3D printed cellulose materials

2016-10-24T12:24:15+00:00 June 16th, 2015|News|

A team of researchers are hard at work developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw materials. Called the Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) 2.0 project, the work is being coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland, and this government [...]

Swedish CELLINK develops the first universal 3D bioink for bioprinters

2016-10-19T10:07:10+00:00 June 13th, 2015|News|

While lives are already being saved by high-level 3D printing in academic hospitals all over the world, most of these cases involve 3D printed implants and replicas used to prepare for unusual surgeries. Doubtlessly, the real 3D printing revolution in the medical world is yet to come: bio 3D printing. Involving special bio-inks made from [...]

3D printing advancements from chocolate to hearts

2015-06-10T21:48:17+00:00 June 11th, 2015|News|

3D Printing Pharmaceuticals Researchers in London are working on a way to 3D print pills. The shape and surface area of a pill are surprisingly important in how the drug is released into your system, so their idea is that specifically-shaped pills could meet a specific patient’s treatment needs. And futurists point out that one day, [...]