• Mach7 Technoligies formed after $60M Merger

     Mach7 Technologies

    Mach7 Technologies, a global provider of enterprise medical image management solutions, and 3D Medical Limited announced signing of definitive agreement to merge together which will provide access via public capital markets for Mach7 while preserving corporate self-determination. Upon approval and completion of the agreement, the merged entity will be publicly listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) and will trade as "Mach7 Technologies Ltd".

  • Nalaxone gets 3D Printed from Firm Frog

     Nalaxone 3D Print

    Jonathan Grossman, an Industrial designer at global design firm Frog, San Francisco, designed a better nasal version of Nalaxone administering device which will auto-administer Nalaxone to Opoid victims. Since nasal version is first to respond to opoid overdose, Grossman used 3D Printer to beat the odds of previous versions with this Narcon Device.

  • GuardLab gets a new Brand Ambassador

     GuardLab Bautista

    GuardLab, a 3d scanning mouthguard company, announced "Joey Bats" Bautista as their new brand ambassador and athlete to advisory board. One of the brands is Lower Performance Mouthguard, a unique neuromuscular guard, developed with the help of two world-class dentists using proprietary methods.

  • 3D Printing help Chinese Surgeons perform successful Spinal Surgery

     3D Print Chinese Spinal Surgery

    Doctors from the south China's Hunan Province recently performed a successful spinal surgery using 3D printing technology on a man suffering from spinal arthritis, leading to a severe humpback. With densely distributed nerves on spine, the surgery could have led to permanent paralysis.

  • Futuristic Youbionic 3D Printed Prosthetic is just €1,200

     youbionic 3d printed prosthetic

    Around 2014 Youbinoics announced about their Prosthetic hand which received quite an attention, and now it is here for just €1,200 and not €20,000, thanks to 3D Printers. It comes with flexing the finger and carpus tendons will trigger the hand and fingers to activate and Arduino microprocessor equipped.

  • Italian Hospital uses 3D Printed Implants for Cancer

     3d print italy cancer implants

    Italy’s National Institute of Rome Tumori Regina Elena, Cancer surgical center, became the first hospital in the nation to use customized titanium implants to repair bones damaged by bone cancer (Osteosarcoma). The prosthetic implants were 3D printed in titanium using an Arcam electron beam melting (EBM) process with Sicily-based 3D printing services provider Mt. Ortho.

  • Amedica Corporation to Make 3D Printed Medical Implants with Silicon Nitride Ceramics

     Amedica Silicon nitrate 3d print

    Amedica Corporation, a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, has announced its product- Robocasting. Robocasting is a freeform fabrication technique for dense ceramics, sinters within 24 hours while also allows custom fabrication of bone scaffolds suited for cellular differentiation and neovascularization.

  • BioPrinted Heart Patches for Heart Attacks

     heart patch 3d

    Researchers from Tel Aviv University (Israel) have managed to engineer a Nanotech ‘heart patch’ which could enable remote monitoring and regulation of a patient’s heart. Currently replacing the infarcted heart muscle, it is worked upon to sense acute attacks and deliver drugs instantly in response to heart damage.

  • Alder Hey is UK first Hospital to use 3D Printing in OT

     alder hey 3d print

    Surgeons at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital became one of the first children’s hospitals in the UK to use a 3D printed model as a surgical reference during an operation. Surgeons used a 3D printed model of a spine taken from a CT scan of an eight year old patient suffering kyphoscoliosis from Wales which was provided by 3D LifePrints and Materialise.

  • An Affordable 3D Printed Hand for Kid by Intel and 3DSystems

     3d print intel 3dsystems prosthetic hand

    Daniel Hobbs, 11 year-old was born with congenital absence of his lower left arm for which his parents approached to prosthetics but were upset with prices and constant fitting changes. However, 3DSystems and Intel designed them $400 3d Printed Prosthetic Hand which weighs less than 2 pounds and comes in 16 movable pieces.

  • SLA 3D joins Replica 3DM to bring 3D Printed Medical Models

     sla replica 3dm partner

    SLS 3D Ltd announced today partnership with Replica 3DM, at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Personalised Medicine at Portcullis House on Tuesday, 13th March 2016. Replica 3DM medical models are “carbon copies” of the refined DICOM data from CT/MRI scans which allow surgeons to carry out pre-operative planning.

  • 3D Printed Heart Models saves nine-month Baby

     3d print 9 month baby heart defect

    Chinese doctors from People's Hospital of Jilin successfully performed an open heart surgery on a nine-month-old baby suffering from Congenital Heart Defect called a Total Pulmonary Venous Anomalous Drainage, using a 3D printed heart model to plan the surgery. A full-sized heart replica modeled the boy's cardiac structure which assisted for virtual surgery.

  • 3D Printed Coral Reefs may save ecology system

     corals 3d print

    Since coral reefs are depleting, causing a great worry, 3D printed reef were implanted in the Persian Gulf, which sunk there in 2012. Scientists are now looking forward to 3D Print coral reefs made of porcelain coating to serve as real-like corals for ecosystem to be maintained.

  • Inspired by 3D Printing, Students prepare their own plans

     lynbrook 3d print

    Students of Lynbrook High School’s Advanced Design and Innovation Class are studying 3D printing, and they’re using it to design adaptive and assistive devices for children, namely the children at St. Mary’s Hospital. Using the design and drafting skills, they are building devices like customized wheelchair trays, adaptive spoons, cause/effect toys and iPad stylus pens.

  • On-Spot iMcustom Insoles Scanned & 3D Printed

     insoles 3d print

    iMcustom announced today the official launch of the first-ever 3D scanning and insole printing system. This system will move additive manufacturing (3D printing) inside of medical & retail stores nationwide giving consumers accurate 3D foot scans in minutes along with a personalized insole recommendation that can be 3D printed in the store, within 2 hours.

  • e-NABLE Challenges You to Design 3D Printed Sports-Related Prosthetic Devices

     enable prosthetic challenge

    The Enable Community Foundation has challenged individuals to design a 3D printed sport-specific terminal device (TD) to fit an industry standard transradial prosthetic socket. The deadline for design submissions is July 31st, 2016 with winner getting $750 which will be judged on points system.

  • Fripp Ltd finally rewarded with patent for 3D Printed Silicone Picsima Process

     fripp silicone 3d printed

    Sheffield-based design company Fripp Design developed a process for 3D printing with silicone materials called Picsima, which received UK patent today. The Picsima silicone 3D printing process can be used to 3D print realistic prosthetic body parts using high-quality 3D scans, including noses, ears and even dentures.

  • Anatomiz3D's first 3D Printed

     anatomiz3d ojha india

    36-year-old Rajesh Ojha, a mechanic, lost four fingers of his left hand in 2015 while working in industrial plants, received a prosthetic through the experimental venture between Mumbai-based (India)  Anatomiz3D Healthcare and Dr, Mukesh Doshi. The prosthetic modified was Gyrobot’s open source Flexy Hand 2 design produced after using a 3D printer and hand held scanner.

  • First Heel Bone Surgery with 3D Print saves Korean Soldier

     Heel bone Surgery 3D Printed Implant

    A patient from South Korea, formerly serving in military, suffered a cancerous tumor in his heel, for which Dr. Hyun Guy had to either amputate the foot or approach conventional techniques. Approaching 3D Printing, Doctors at National Cancer 3d printed the heel bone implant of patient avoiding the former options.

  • 3D Printed Muscles for Robots

     3D Printed Robotic Muscles

    An international team, lead by Kwang Kim with University of Nevada, is now developing artificial muscles to give robots the ability to grasp, stretch, and squish objects. These muscles will be printed using a 3D printed electroactive polymer called Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites, which is a synthetic material that changes shape in response to electricity.

  • India calls on for 3D Printing Utilization

     3D Printing India

    S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Agency, recently stated regarding lack of Doctors in rural areas, that 3D Printing is emerging as a breakthrough in medicine. Biological tissues are being globally printed, living organs will be a practical reality soon, and India needs to tackle shortage of Doctors with further refining of such technologies in our sector.

  • Z3DLAB and InssTek partner to develop Medical 3D Printing Techs

     Z3DLAB partners Insstek

    On june 5th, InssTek Korea and Z3DLAB France announced partnership and deployment of ZTi-Powder® and ZTi-Med® on InssTeks product line repair for Orthopedic Implant market and Aeronautics sector. InssTek metal surface coatings applied to orthopedic implants, allow a three-dimensional interconnected array of pores throughout the coating thickness while Z3DLAB will provide non-toxic coating.

  • 3D Printing Heart at Zero Gravity

     TechShot 3D Printing at Zero Gravity

    Scientists from TechShot, developed a method to 3D Print structures in zero gravity, pioneering for space future programs. Printing a viable heart structure, scientists believe that this method of using low-viscosity bio-inks and finer printer tips will open doors for space-based bioprinter for human healthcare.

  • Luxury Glasses from Materialise and Belgian Designer

     3D Print Materialise David Ring Luxury Glasses

    Materialise and Belgian Desginer, Dávid Ring, produced luxury custom eyeglasses which are completely printed using 3D Print Technology. For the lenses, the team used Stereolithography while for the frames, Laser Sintered was used.

  • 3D Printing vs Micromachines

     Micromachining vs 3D Printing

    Micromachining is Superfinishing, a metalworking process for producing very fine surface finishes and it's main applications include creating stents for coronary, peripheral and neurological uses. But can it beat 3D Printing? This has been a topic of debate but some seem to integrate both for the Ultimate cause.

  • Oceanz Professional First to Receive Medical 3D Printing Certification

     Oceanz Professionals Medical Certificate

    Oceanz Professionals has become the first 3D Printing Company to receive ISO 13485 Certification. This certification remains valid for 3 years and is the medical version of "ISO 9001" which creates guidelines for medical device manufacturers.

  • Origami inspires Tiny Surgical Devices

     Origami inspires 3D Print BYU

    Researchers at Brigham Young University have begun experimenting origami based 3D Printing to create miniature versions surgical tools. These surgical tools will allow surgeons to make such small incisions that no sutures are necessary for post-op healing.

  • Stratasys with CYBER Team to transform 3D Printed Orthotic Devices

     Stratasys Cyber Team Orthotics

    The University of Michigan has partnered with Altair Engineering and Stratasys to form the CYBER team and work together to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to transform Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO). To accomplish this, the CYBER team will create the digital workflow for additive manufacturing (AM) design, while connecting the digital thread in a cloud-based cyber physical system.

  • 3D Printed Gas Delivery System for Pulmonary MRI Research

     Gas Delivery System 3D Print

    Researchers from University of California, San Diego, have developed Gas Delivery System for delivering inspired gas to research subjects in the MRI environment. Using SolidWorks, the team was able to model the Bypass Flow Attachment, then slice and prepare it in G-code using the MakerWare software that accompanied their MakerBot Replicator 2 printer.

  • Denver University Researches use BioBots to Print Body Parts

     Denver University BioBots 3D Printing

    Researchers at Denver University are currently working with a 3D bioprinter called BioBots after forming a partnership with Denver’s 3D Printing Store. This will allow them to create made-to-order replicas of organs, tissues and other parts, while they have already started printing custom replicas of heart valves using patients’ MRIs and CT scans.

  • 3D Printed Tracheal Splints become Life-Savior again

     3D Print Tracheal Splints

    An adolescent girl suffering from Tracheobronchomalacia, a rare congenital breathing disorder, recently underwent a surgery at CS Mott Children's Hospital, receiving the 3D Printed Tracheal Splint. Using Polycaprolactone and MRI & CTs, Dr Glenn Green was able to print the Splint-supported Trachea.

  • Eastman collaborating with university in Korea to produce 3D prosthetic hands for underserved children

     Eastman collaborates with Korean University

    Eastman Chemical Company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chung-Ang University on a collaborative project. With this project, the school will use 3D printing technology at its Seoul campus to produce prosthetic hands with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer, an advanced thermoplastic.

  • Materialise Will Unveil Software Suite for Hospital 3D Printing

     3D Printing Materialise Software for Hospitals

    At the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Materialise will be introducing a new software suite for 3D printing in hospitals. The suite will allow hospitals to create better pre-operation plans, master 3D printing file preparations, 3D print anatomical models for complex cases, and integrate 3D printing into the surgical workflow.

  • Onkos Surgical Uses 3D Printed Medical Model for Cancer Case

     Oncos Surgical 3D Print Cancer

    Dr. Francis Patterson, the Attending Musculoskeletal Oncology Physician and Assistant Professor at University Hospital in Newark, was helped with 3D Printed model of a tumor which was to be resected from a patient's pelvic region. The CT scan and Imaging technology of the patient’s pelvic tumor and surrounding bone and tissues were used to 3D print the model .

  • Open-Source HackBerry Prosthetic: The $200 Hand

     Hackberry Exiii 3D Print

    In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, the founders of robotics startup Exiii revealed their latest open-source prototype called Exii Hackberyy which only costs about $200. The Exiii Hackberry has a flexible wrist, partially motorized fingers and low-cost parts such as an Arduino controller and a digital camera battery.

  • Design a Star Wars Themed e-NABLE Prosthetic Arm to Win an Ultimaker 2+

     3D Print Star Wars Enable

    Ultimaker has invited developers to design and print an innovative 3D printable Star Wars gadget which is worth a challenge put up with worthy prizes. The 1st prize will be an Ultimaker 2+ which they showcased at CES 2016 while runner ups will receive Colorfabb nGen filaments.

  • Effects of 3D Printing on Health: RMIT Research

     RMIT University Effects of 3D Print on Health

    Researchers from the School of Science have found photopolymers used in 3D printing which are toxic and exposure them can potentially pose health and environmental risks. Though these health risks are currently unknown but allergies through skin contacts are possible, as skin is the most common route of exposure to photopolymers during handling of parts and 3D printing materials.

  • Rare Cancer fixed by 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Implant

     Australia Cancer Vertebra 3D Print

    Drage Josevski was diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of bone cancer, which grew in his spine. Dr. Ralph Mobbs of the Sydney Spine Clinic turned to medical device company Anatomics seeking help with this case, which finally produced 3D printed titanium implant that would replace the cancerous vertebrae. The operation took 15 hours and was successful one.

  • First 3D Printed Ear for Aussie woman

    Aussie woman receives 3d printed Ear

    Colleen Murray lost her left ear in car accident 55 years ago became the first person in Australia to receive a new ear produced from 3D Printing technology. Prosthetist Brenton Cadd and team made the ear after using a scan and skin-like silicon material.

  • 3D Printed Hibbot helps the CP children walk again

    3D Printed Hibbot for Cerebral Palsy Children

    Yano De Laet was born with cerebral palsy but with help from 3D printed assistive devices, he is now able to walk with a new hands-free walker called the Hibbot. Hibbot is an ergonomic walking assistance system designed with collaboration between engineer Dirk Wenmakers and physiotherapist Ria Cuppers.

  • Vascular Models by Vascular Simulations enhance Training and Treatment

    Vascular Simulation Models 3D Print

    New York-based medical company, Vascular Simulations with help from Stratasys, has been utilizing 3D Printed Models to enhance the training and treatment methods for dealing with cardiovascular disease. To create 3D printed models, Vascular Simulations uses imaging data from CT scans or MRIs and converts them into silicone models with Stratasys Dimension Elite 3D Printer.

  • 3D Printed Thermos can help diagnose Zika virus

     3D Print Thermos for Zika Virus

    Engineers from University of Pennsylvania have developed a test kit for diagnosing Zika Virus which could cost as less as $2 and doesn't need electricity or technical information of usage. Made of thermos bottle and integrated heating element, the color changing will provide rapid diagnosis for zika virus and reduce mortality rate.

  • Red Hat Films produces Award-Winning Open-Source Documentary about e-NABLE

     Red Hat Films Open Source Stories Short Film

    Open Source Stories, a new project from Red Hat Films, works to highlight those who are engaged in the open-source world and won the 2016 West Chester Film FestivalAward for Best Documentary Film and Official Selection for the 2016 Reel to Reel International Film Festival’s Official Selection, Open Source Stories: e-NABLE. This documentary is currently being featured from June 27-June 30 at the Red Hat Summit, which is also being streamed live from their San Francisco event.

  • Design your own 3D Printed Insole from Gensole by Gyrobot

     Genosole by Gyrbot

    Design engineer Steve Wood of Gyrobot Limited has developed Gensole, a free, browser-based tool that allows you to design your own insoles, optimized for FDM 3D printing using TPE/TPU materials such as Filaflex. User can either upload his own foot scan or use one of Gensole's templates and 3D Print his own custom insole.

  • Sony Robot that will form Emotional Bond with Humans

     Sony Robot that will form Emotional Bond with Humans

    At the corporate meeting in Tokyo, CEO Kaz Hirai of Sony announced establishment of a new Robot-Focused Organization in April. Targeting emotionally compelling experiences, Sony is planning to develop a robot capable of forming an emotional bond with customers.

  • 3D Printed Rottlace Mask based on Musculoskeletal system

     3D Printed Rottlace Mask based on Musculoskeletal system

    Icelandic musician Björk has partnered with designer and researcher Neri Oxman on a mask made up of multiple 3D-printed strands that mimic the underlying structure of her own face. The piece was printed by additive manufacturing company Stratasys using a flexible, acrylic-based polymer.

  • 3D Printed Ear Models for Education by Erasmus Medical Center

     3D Printed Ear Models for Education by Erasmus Medical Center

    Surgeons and doctors of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, are using 3D printed bones and structures as training models for students. The first test started on 21 June in Rotterdam, and involved a 3D printed mastoid bone while these bones were developed by Medical Data.

  • 3D Printed Micro-Camera Lens that You can Inject in your Body

     3D Printed Micro Camera Lens

    A group of German engineers at the University of Stuttgart led by Dr. Timo Gissibl have developed a process for creating a functional micro-camera lens. The triple lens optical head is only about 100 micrometers wide and can be can be injected into the human body with a standard syringe needle allowing for the internal examination of microscopic structures.

  • Tongue Cancer Survivor receives 3D Printed Jaw

    Tongue Cancer Survivor receives 3D Printed Jaw

    Shirley Anderson lost his lower jaw after surgery and radiotherapy for his tongue cancer diagnosed in 1998. However, meeting with Dr. Travis Bellicchi, a maxillofacial prosthetics specialist, he received a 3D Printed Jaw prosthetic printed from Formalabs 3D Printer.

  • Materialise introduces Mimic Innovation Suite 19 for Medical 3D Printing

     Materialise introduces Mimic Innovation Suite 19 for Medical 3D Printing

    Materialise announced release of its Mimic Innovation Suite 19 which will help engineers and researchers to perform better 3D reconstruction. This software will provide faster image segmentation and accurate 3D reconstruction along with easier Finite Element Meshing, especially from CT and MRI scans.

  • 3D Printing continues to create Better Life for Disabled

     3D Printing for Disabled

    Special Neck Switch for19-year old Christopher Hills with Cerebral palsy and Quadriplegia, Customized Bionic eye for people with vision loss, Atari Joystick for a young Atari lover, Personalized Grip Covers for Disabled workers, uncountable prosthetics for disabled, are some of the achievements 3D Printing has been grabbing. There's still more for 3D Printing to come, and still more to present landmarks.

  • Advanced 3D Camera Technology assists Heart Bypass Surgery

     3D Camera Technology for Heart Bypass Surgery

    Doctors at King’s College Hospital in London, UK have begun exploring using 3D imaging to perform more complex surgeries laparoscopically. Thoracoscope, a tool with two cameras is used for Endoscopy Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, however, it has been used for minor surgeries like gall bladder and prostate operations so far.

  • 3D Printing saves life of Baby born with Brain Outside his Skull

     Bentley Yoder gets treatment for Encephalocele by 3D Print

    Bentley Yoder, a 7-month old was born with encephalocele, rare congenital defect that causes brain to grow outside of the skull. Using 3D Printing technology, Dr. John Meara at Boston Children’s Hospital was able to perform reconstructive surgery and 5 hours later, Bentley was reported to be doing well in recovery.

  • Medical Breakthroughs of 3D Printing

     3D Printing Medical Breakthroughs

    Some of the medical breakthroughs achieved by 3D Printing Technology include Bone models, Kidney models, fetal models using ultrasound of mother womb, First FDA-approved 3D Printable Pill- Spirtam, Dental SG for dental education, Sutrue-an automated suturing device, open-source designs to download, Brain Tumor models, Live Thyroid injected in mice, Alginate Ear Implants and finally a tiny 3D Printed Medical Camera.

  • Ottawa Hospital continue to harness 3D Printing Technology

     Ottawa Hospital 3D Print

    Ottawa Hospital of Canada is revolutionizing the medicine with 3D Printed Body parts and research prototypes. With replica body parts as surgical guides, customized prosthetics, low-cost medical devices, surgical tools and even new skin for burn patients, Dr. Frank Rybicki is seeing to generate a commercial hub for themselves.

  • Portable Ultrasound can save Soldiers life in the Field

     Portable Ultrasound by British for Soldiers

    Researchers from University of Aberdeen are working on the new technology with the Ministry of Defence's science and technology laboratory that aims to better diagnose head injuries among soldiers. They are working to develop a 3D Printed Portable Ultrasound that would create a 3D model of the brain on location and it could then be used for swift diagnosis.

  • Brace for Spinal Muscular Dystrophy inspires Make To Care Contest

    Make To Care Contest

    Roberta, daughter of Fabio Gorrasi was suffering Spinal Muscular Dystrophy, when her father decided to make a 3D Printed Brace to help her using machined aluminum alloy. Inspired by his design, Sanofi Genzyme, a biotech company which specializes in development of treatments and therapies for debilitating diseases, launched Make To Care program with Maker Faire Rome 2016, inviting interested makers to submit similar ideas by June 30.

  • Thailand’s Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health calls to Join 3D Printing Maker Community

     Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health 3D Print

    Upcoming workshop Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH) aims to educate nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals about basic tools and techniques of 3D printing. Already working with local makerspace ProgressTH, their ultimate goal is to eventually assist QSNICH in setting up a makerspace inside the hospital's innovation department itself.

  • Rhinoplasty Implants by Multi-Planar Processing

     Rhinoplasty 3D Printing

    Facial Prototyping has been performed with 3D Systems Model 660 Pro by Dr. Avsar in New York and Rhinoplasty Implants by Dr. Pablo Prichard out of Phoenix which are made of FDA approved material. FACS (Facial Active Coding System) has helped creating the grids for Craniofacial planning to be used for Rhinoplasty Implants.

  • 3D Printed Spinal Implant helps the Man walk in China

     3D Print Spinal Implant China

    First 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Implant was successfully used in patient surnamed Yuan diagnosed with malignant tumor on his back. Performed at Beijing University Third Hospital, Dr. Liu Zhongjun explained how 3D Printing was the best option to be used for 19 cm replacement of backbone.

  • American Process Inc. Partners With Swansea University to Develop 3D Printed Tissue Using Nanocellulose

    American Process Inc. Partners With Swansea University to Develop 3D Printed Tissue Using Nanocellulose

    American Process Inc. (API), an Atlanta-based company dedicated to the development of renewable biomass materials, has entered into a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Swansea University Medical Schoolin Wales to develop 3D printed cartilage to be used for facial reconstruction. Under this JDA, cells will be blended with various formulations of nano-cellulose scaffold material and 3D-printed into tissues for reconstructive surgery.

  • CBMTI enhanced Neurosurgery with 3D Printed Training Simulators

    CBMTI enhanced Neurosurgery with 3D Printed Training Simulators

    University of Malaya’s Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI) uses Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D Printing technology to deliver custom medical implants, prototypes for new devices, patient-specific models for surgical planning and the sophisticated training simulators for clinical procedures. Identifying the anatomy and pathology, CBMTI engineers convert the patient’s CT and MRI scans into digital design files, and 3D printing the ultimate models.


  • The 9000$ Bio-Printer that 3D Prints Bone from Scratch

    Aether 1 Bioprinter

    Aether 1 bioprinter is one of the 3D Bio-Printers that is capable of printing two bones connected by a tendon using six materials that include synthetic bone, conductive ink, stem cells and graphene oxide. When usual bio-printers may cost upto 200,000$, the Aether 1 Bio-printer costs only 9000$ and they will be rolled out soon after some donations to researchers and universities.

  • SME announces 2016 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition Winners

    3D Print Competition Stratasys SME

    SME, working with Stratasys, sponsored a student additive manufacturing competition at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 21-23 with aim to help contestants better understand additive manufacturing applications. Out of 22 teams, 6 teams won Prizes including scholarships from the SME Education Foundation, a MakerBot Mini printer, 3D mouse, and SolidWorks 3D CAD design software.

  • 3D Printed Joints that will fight Infections

    3D Printed Joints that will fight Infections

    A team of researchers at Rowan University, New Jersey, is developing smart Replacement-Joints for patients that will fight off infection with pre-loaded drug delivery system in them. Printable in 3-16 hrs, these replacement pieces are bio-compatible and will be loaded with anti-biotics that will be released automatically if infection is suspected.

  • Super-Strong Light-Weight 3D Printed Materials

    Super Strong 3D Printed Materials

    Professor Rashid Abu Al-Rub and his team at Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates is developing methods to change the internal geometric structure of familiar plastics, metals, ceramics and composites. Using the 3D Printing Technology as the only solution, they seek to revolutionize the existing 3D printing patterns and provide light-weight but strong materials for applications.

  • Plant-Based Prosthetics: AMPOFORM by Innventia

    Plant Based Prosthetics AMPOFORM by Innventia

    With funds received from Vinnova, Innventia has started it's project AMPOFORM (Additive Manufacturing of Prosthetic products based on Forest Raw Materials) which will utilize nano-cellulose and carbon fiber sourced from lignin to produce Prosthetics. Since these 3D Printed Prosthetics will be produced from plant-based material, the team believes it will reduce burden on fossil-based materials and simultaneously create environment-friendly methods.

  • SpermBots for Male Infertility by 3D Printing

     SpermBots for Male Infertility by 3D Printing

    Team of researchers from Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at IFW Dresden, Germany, have developed spermbots, a tiny metal helix that attaches to individual sperm cells and help them move. Fit over sperm cells to treat infertility, team used 3D laser lithography to create the helix.

  • Croatian Cancer Patient gets 3D Printed Ear

     Croatian Cancer Patient gets 3D Printed Ear

    Faculty of Medicine at the University of Rijeka completed a complicated operation by attaching a 3D-printed ear to a patient who lost his ear due to skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma). On February 20, Dr. Dubravko Manestar attached the ear which was made from biocompatible silicone.

  • RTI Grants Exclusive License to OPM for Spinal Implants

     RTI Grants Exclusive License to OPM for Spinal Implants

    RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, announced a new agreement with Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a pioneer in advanced materials and additive manufacturing (3-D printing) for Biomedical Applications. The agreement, effective from Feb. 4, 2016, grants RTI an exclusive license to OPM’s OsteoFab® technology platform for Spinal Applications in all U.S. market.

  • Zimmer Biomet receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Unite3D Bridge Fixation System

     Zimmer Biomet receives FDA 510k clearance for Unite3D Bridge Fixation System

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Unite3D™ Bridge Fixation System. It is a 3D-printed technology designed to offer stability in foot and ankle arthrodesis (joint fusion) surgery and includes an osteo-conductive matrix designed to provide for biological incorporation.

  • Cyfuse Applications partners with Cell Applications for Regenova Use Outside Japan

     Cyfuse Applications partners with Cell Applications for Regenova Use Outside Japan

    Cell Applications, Inc. and Cyfuse Biomedical K.K. have announced that advanced tissue-engineering services are now available in North America using a new three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting approach called the "Kenzan Method". Using Cyfuse Biomedical's Regenova® 3D Bio Printer, Cell Applications has created a pay-for-service bio-printing model that makes scaffold-free tissue available immediately to scientists in the U.S. and Canada for research use.

  • Cotton Candy Machine can help 3D Print Artifical Organs

     Cotton Candy Machine can help 3D Print Artifical Organs

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University have been harnessing cotton candy machines to spin out threads similar in size, density and complexity to the patterns formed by biocapillaries. Already announced that they have succeeded in using this unorthodox technique to produce a 3D artificial capillary system, they are working on fiber networks that can be used as templates to produce the capillary systems required to create full-scale artificial organs.

  • A Better World for War Veterans: Thanks to 3D Printing

     A Better World for War Veterans 3D Printing

    3D Printing is helping the Veterans and War Officers to regain their parts of life lost during battle by providing them with Prosthetics. Liacouras, Director of Service for 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is one of those who uses 3D Printing Technology to improve people’s quality of life by pushing the fields of prosthetics and orthotics forward.

  • 3D Printing Bone outside the Human Body

     Epibone 3D Printing Bone outside the Human Body

    NYC-based startup called EpiBone is working to discover alternate sources for 3D printing bone, and one of the abundant source is animal bone material. EpiBone team is building a 3D printed scaffold to create an environment in which a body’s own fat tissue stem cells can grow into new bone for which they are using animal bones that have been stripped of all its cellular material.

  • 3D Printed Sports Helmet that will Hold your Head

     3D Printed Sports Helmet that will Hold your Head

    Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working on 18-month study in collaboration with Autodesk Research, a 3-D design software company, to design the helmet that can prevent brain injuries suffered in sports. Experimenting on different materials for the Helmet, Silicone seems to be perfect for foam pads while they will continue to patent new discovering during the on-going project.

  • S.T.E.M Based e-NABLE Learning Projects

     S.T.E.M Based e NABLE Learning Projects

    Dozens of schools participating in 3D Printing Project by e-NABLE Community have incorporated the e-NABLE hand design and assembly into their S.T.E.M. based learning courses. Some schools, like Crossroads Intermediate School, have gone above and beyond the creation of 3D printed hands. Looking forward to evolving the 3D Printing Technology, e-NABLE is seeking students and teachers with their first CREATE T.I.M.E. Design contest.

  • 3D Printed Brace for the Panthers Star Linebacker

     3D Printed Brace for the Panthers Star Linebacker

    Thomas Davis, All-Pro star linebacker for the Carolina Panthers broke his right forearm in a January 24 game against the Arizona Cardinals and needed something to help him with upcoming Super Bowl 50. He got a Strong Arm Brace which was created by 3D Elite, a manufacturer of 3D-printed braces and casts for athletes, and was produced in record time at Whiteclouds 3D Printing on a Stratasys Connex 3D Printer.

  • BioArchitects 3D printed titanium cranial plate grabs FDA approval

     BioArchitects 3D printed titanium cranial plate grabs FDA approval

    BioArchitects announced today the 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA, for the company’s 3D printed patient specific titanium cranial/craniofacial plate implant. Starting from CT scan or MRI of the affected area, the image is then imported into a highly sophisticated computer design program, which is used to create a template of the repair that becomes the model from which the 3D printer produces the titanium plate which is the exact fit for the defect.

  • Customized 3D Printed Meal for US Army

     Customized 3D Printed Meal for US Army

    Scientists are working ways out to meet the nutritional requirements of soldiers using the 3D Printing Technology. Lauren Oleksyk, a food technologist at the US Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center believes 3D Printed Meals can be the best and fastest approach to meet specific caloric requirements for the army.

  • Phoenix Surgeons showcases 3D Printed Facial Reconstruction

     Phoenix Surgeons showcases 3D Printed Facial Reconstruction

    Jake Reynolds from Glendale was rushed to HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix where doctors found his whole face was crushed like pulp and required Facial Reconstruction. Luckily, Dr. Pablo Prichard was working as the trauma surgeon on the floor who used a high-definition CT scan to develop a 3-D printed implant to reconstruct Reynold’s face.

  • Tantalum Powder by Metalysis may be the best for Hip Replacement

     Tantalum Powder by Metalysis may be the best for Hip Replacement

    Engineering firm TWI worked with metal powder technology company Metalysis to create Hip Replacements using "metal additive layer manufacturing" which uses tantalum powder, a metal which is bio-inert, to form a lattice structure with consistent strength and density. The powder is formed into solid structures using "selective laser melting" to fuse the tiny metal particles together with heat and the whole process is cost-competitive according to company.

  • Wacker Chemie to Debut World's First industrial 3D printer for Silicones at "K 2016"

     Wacker Chemie to Debut Worlds First industrial 3D printer for Silicones at K 2016

    The first ever Industrial 3D Printer for Silicones by Germany’s Wacker Chemie will be showcased at “K 2016” trade fair on 19th October at Düsseldorf / Germany. The “ACEO” Imagine Series K printer uses a drop-on-demand method where tiny silicone droplets are deposited on a substrate by layering process to produce a homogeneous product that does not differ much from injection-moulded parts.

  • Biocompatible Implants by Evonik to replace metal ones


    Team of researchers at German Chemical Company, Evonik have developed 3d printed biocompatible implants as a substitute for metal implants with advantage of easy absorbability by human body. This 3D Printed biocompatible material will slowly dissolve inside bone as it heals, thereby eliminating need for surgical procedure.

  • Hammertoes Treatment with 3D Printed Implants by Additivie Orthopaedics


    Additive Orthopaedics, company specializing in additively manufactured surgical solutions, recently announced that it has successfully treated a series of patients suffering from painful hammertoes with its 3D printed hammertoe implant, which was recently cleared by FDA. While Greg Kowalczyk, President and Founder of Additive Orthopaedics, believes it was only possible with 3D Printing, he stated company is expected to get good response.

  • Meet Little Alfie: The Bionic Boy


    Alfie from Ballynahinch in Co. Down was born without his right hand when Megan Tissington from Dublin designed the robotic arm for him as part of her final year project at The National College of Art and Design. The project is called “aumentarM” which is a 3D printed arm and hand system for children aged between four and 12 years.

  • Virtual Skin 3D FAM IV Trainer to revolutionize Medical Education


    Gary Chang & Michael Lu, the FAM technology developers from Stanford have developed an IV Injection Trainer based on cutting edge 3D printing FAM technology. It was presented at recently held CES Asia conference in Shanghai and now has been extended for clinical use to medical students offering a human-like touch with its silicone pad and more durablibility. It can be easily customized as per preferred hardness, skin color, vein diameter & depth.

  • Ti-Life Tech 3D Titanium Interbody Devices by Spineart


    Spineart has announced that it received CE marking for its new JULIET lumbar inter-body systems with Ti-LIFE Technologythat isultra-compact, sterile packed and bar-coded for increased safety, procedure compliance and cost-efficiency. The Ti-Life micro-porous scaffold mimics the bone trabecular structure and features interconnected pores of 600 μm to 700 μm and an overall porosity of 70-75% designed to enable cell colonization and promote bone in-growth.

  • The Alfie Edition UnLimbited Arm 2.0 by 3D Printing


    Team UnLimibited has launched its Alfie Edition Arm 2.0 which is a modification of its previous version, the Isabella Edition which had issues with growing anatomy of children and hence its proportionality with user. They have currently hosted the files on Thingyverse through Customizer and are expecting the global users to provide them feedback on the new launch.

  • Evonik alliances with HP to develop 3D Printing Materials for HP Open Platform


    With launch of Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, the first 3D Printer by HP which is “ten times faster, half the cost”, the company had been looking for new powders for the Jet Fusion printer, for which they announced an Open Platform model calling developers for the Powder Materials. Evonik, a German specialty chemicals maker, has replied to the call and going in partnership with HP to produce new powder 3D printing materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer. Other material developing company including Arkema from France and BASF from Germany had also joined the venture.

  • 3D Printed Phantoms for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry


    Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging calibrating with 3D printed phantoms have appeared to be the best for patient-specific absorbed dose calculations for molecular radiotherapy requiring accurate activity quantification. These 3D printed phantom inserts can significantly improve the accuracy of whole organ activity quantification for molecular radiotherapy and are cost effective and efficient way.

  • Materialise Opens 3D Printing Center of Excellence in Malaysia


    Materialise announced the opening of a new 3D Printing Centre of Excellence in Malaysia which will aim to become a competence center for DLP 3D printing technologies. The teams at the facility will also investigate 3D printing anatomical models and other medical devices with DLP technology to further enhance the functionality of Materialise’s 3D printing software suites for the benefit of end-users working with DLP 3D printers.

  • LEGO-Like 3D Printable Modular Blocks to Build Customized Lab Instruments


    Researchers and Students at the University of California, Riverside have created a Lego-like system of blocks that will enable users to make chemical and biological research instruments quickly, easily and affordably. The blocks, which are called Multifluidic Evolutionary Components (MECs) because of their flexibility and adaptability are designed to work together, and users can build apparatus--like bioreactors for making alternative fuels or acid-base titration tools.

  • FDA Principal Investigator seeks Feedback


    The FDA issued draft guidance on 3D-printed devices in May and has already cleared 85 medical devices and one prescription drug manufactured via 3D printing. The guidance has been open for comments until August while the officials note the rules stop short of addressing products that involve biological material.

  • The Iron Man Arm to Pakistani Child


    Mir Bayyaan Baloch, a kid from Pakistan was born with a partially developed arm when engineers at Bioniks, Bayyaan decided to present him 3D printed prosthetic arm. The 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm took 2-3 days to print which was added with his favourite "Super Hero" touch and Bayyaan could now move his fingers with the help of his elbow movement and hold things

  • 3D Printing Expected to Grow Large by 2026


    A report by Future Market Insights has stated that 3D Printing is expected to grow huge by year 2016 especially in medical and dental fields with 4.6 million 3D Printers to be sold by 2026. While 3D Printing has opened doors for every sector, these two sectors will benefit greatly. Some companies like Stratasys, 3D Systems and ExOne are having reduced sales for now but the boom of this sector will heighten their fortunes too.

  • Nasal Endoscopy guided by 3D Printed Skulls


    Dr. Jose Gurrola, an assistant professor of rhinology at UVA has initiated a program that will involve students practicing nasal endoscopy on 3D Printed Skulls. They can introduce a camera in front of the nose and perform nasal endoscopy virtually, so as to learn hand-eye coordination, learned movement and ways of minimizing any collateral damage to patients of chronic recurring sinusitis, chronic upper respiratory infections, severe nasal obstructions, nose bleeds, etc.

  • Oventus Medical Successfully debuts O2Vent on ASX with CSIRO

    Oventus Medical Successfully debuts O2Vent on ASX with CSIRO

    With recently getting the clearance from US FDA for O2VentTM Mono device, Oventus Medical has now successfully registered its listing on the ASX on 19 July 2016 with a fully subscribed IPO. The company’s O2VentTM  range incorporates an airway to bypass nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions. The company has also registered its next generation O2VentTM T titratable device with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and launched the device for consumers through an expanded network of dentists.

  • Printrbot 3D Printer gets Repurposed into High-Quality Bio-Extraction Instrument


    Researchers from Advancing Innovations Biosciences have developed a Bio-sample collection solution using an open source Printrbot Play 3D printer for $750. Team at AI Biosciences took a low-cost Printrbot Play, modified it by replacing the extruder with a magnet based tip-comb attachment and further used that to conduct particle-based nucleic acid extractions. Then they programmed the 3D printer to move about its available axis to collect up to 12 samples simultaneously in under 13 minutes.

  • Weird can be Wonderful: Ted Talk of Owens and e-NABLE

    Weird can be Wonderful Ted Talk of Owens and e NABLE

    Ten-year-old Torrae Owen and her father Ivan Owen, were recently invited to talk about their gift that keeps on giving at TEDxFoggyBottom in Washington, D.C. They were the one who developed a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a child named Liam through e-NABLE. Ivan currently participates with e-NABLE as a volunteer designer and Torrae has learned how to make hands and how to teach others to do so.

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