@formlabs

Formlabs’ Form Cell Strategy Working

Formlabs announced the installation of one of their new Form Cell systems at a health care provider, demonstrating the viability of their strategy.

@rize3d

Has Rize Found Their Market?

I’m reading a white paper from Rize about using their equipment for medical uses, and perhaps they are on to something here. 

medical

Stratasys’ Prosthetic Venture

Stratasys announced a new partnership to help develop a fantastic 3D printed prosthetic, and it’s quite different from other ventures.

medical

Crazy 3D Idea of the Week: 3D Quality Control System

I’m reading a piece describing a 3D tracking system that’s being used for assisting delicate medical procedures and had an idea of how to apply something similar to 3D printing. 

@3dsystems

Precision Health Care Driven by 3D Systems’ Medical 3D Printing

In a world of exploding smartphones, fictional augmented reality (AR) glasses and government spying, one might wonder whether or not new technology really advances the human predicament or if it just allows a few executives to score some extra dough here and there. 

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NASA’s Medical 3D Printing Challenge

NASA has announced another 3D printing challenge, this time for K-12 students to develop medical technology for use on a potential Mars voyage. 

bioprinting

BioPrinting Breakthrough in Ireland

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin have worked out a new process for 3D printing live, complex bone structures. 

europe

See, 3D Printing is Definitely Not Dead

In spite of the stream of ridiculous mainstream media posts on the “death of 3D printing”, there are plenty of good news stories, too. Here’s two. 

@3dwasp

WASP’s Diverse 3D Printing Ventures

Italy-based WASP’s medical arm has developed an orthopedic corset, demonstrating the company’s shift towards 3D print applications. 

@medicrea

MEDICREA’s Real Time Spinal Support Team

A lab service assists physicians in real-time to prepare implantable spinal rods, demonstrating how 3D printing must get much closer to application areas. 

medical

3D Printed Skull Transplant?

A report from China News Service describes how a three-year old received a new 3D printed skull. 

medical

3D Print Your Brain

It’s now possible to obtain a 3D printed model of your own brain. 

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Uformia’s Dynamic Corset

Uformia’s shape-changing 3D service has a new capability: body matching.

medical

Desirable Facial Prosthetics

A New Zealand designer has created a way to develop highly personalized 3D printed prosthetic noses. 

medical

3D Printing Replaces Cadavers

Medical students have learned anatomy and practiced surgery using cadavers for centuries. Now that doesn’t always have to be the case. 

3D Systems

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

3D printing giant 3D Systems announced it’s acquired Medical Modeling, Inc., a provider of custom medical products. 

medical

Woman Receives 3D Printed Cranial Implant

For the past few years 3D printing has been making news in the world of medicine. From bioprinting sample organs for drug testing to creating custom prosthetics, additive manufacturing and 3D scanning are revolutionizing medicine.

medical

Woman Helps Design Own 3D Printed Leg

A Nova Scotia woman involved in a terrible car accident has done something few could imagine years ago: designing a replacement limb. 

medical

Harvard Researchers Print Functional Heart Tissue

In a report delivered to the American Chemical Society, Harvard researchers state they’ve created a printed tissue that mimics natural heart muscle – working in a petri dish and when implanted in animals.

medical

3D Printed Heart Membrane

Researchers have developed a way to use 3D printing to create an implantable custom-fit heart membrane.

medical

3D Printed Skulls Help Teach Future Brain Surgeons

Brain surgery is notoriously difficult with surgeons spending years honing their craft. Given the need for more hands-on practice performing surgical operations, researchers at the

bioprinting

3D Printed Bacterial Cages

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique for studying bacterial growth through an ingenious use of 3D print technology. 

3D Systems

3D Systems Launches 3D Anatomical Service

3D printing giant 3D Systems announced the launch of their new Bespoke Modeling service. It’s a 3D model repository and sharing service, much like others

medical

3D Printing Helps the Blind See

3D Print UK reports they’ve been working on a special project that has been able to provide limited sight to the vision impaired.    The

bioprinting

The State of Medical 3D Printing

Viktorija Samarinaite of CGTrader has published a detailed overview of the current state of 3D printing as applied to the medical and biological fields. The

medical

3D Printing Spinal Implants

A new era of orthopedic surgery is taking shape at Peking University. Armed with an Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printer, doctors are able to

medical

The Perfect Cast is 3D Printed

Designer Jake Evill has done something good. Something truly amazing that could change the future. He’s produced a custom-fit 3D printed exoskeleton piece that can

bioprinting

Organovo 3D Prints a Human Liver

In a video report on CBC, Organovo CEO Keith Murphy describes his company’s latest achievement: 3D bioprinting portions of a human liver. Even more amazing

bioprinting

Princeton Scientists Create Bionic Ear

One of the most difficult parts of integrating electronics with biological tissue is getting the numerous tissues and materials to meld. At a lab in

medical

Midas Touch Helps Blind “See”

A group at Harvard is hoping their Midas Touch project will enable blind people to appreciate art. The project will convert 2D artwork, such as

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