• Wiivv Moving into Production of 3D Printed Insoles

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    Wiivv Wearables Inc. of Vancouver received an influx of capital from Evonik Venture Capital, the venture capitalist arm of Germany’s Evonik Industries AG. Wiivv will begin producing 3D printed biomechanically optimized insoles which are indeed able to offer specific customization depending on individual requirements.

  • Teen Develops 3D Printed Heart Rate Monitor with Cellular Alarm

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    The Star reported that a Toronto cteenager, concerned about his mother's irregular heart rhythms, built a wrist device that detects a heart beat and can make a virtual phone call.

  • Joints are on the list too, What's next?

    3D technology is able to print almost everything today, and Joints have just added to list. Although, they were discovered earlier, the new biocompatibility of these new joints structure is really worth-noting. Scientists at Mount Sinai Centre are already preparing the 3d printed joints that can mimic patient's own joints.

  • Fastest 3D Printer could print in minutes

    NewPro3D of Vancouver, Canada, has developed 3D printer ILI™, Intelligent Liquid Interface, that can finish the process in minutes compared to hours. This is simply done by eliminating the dead time of printing process, peeling and layering and so, they call it Continous Printing.

  • Canadian TVG Company seeks funds for 3D Printer with Braille

    Started by Rebecca and her husband, Emmanuel, Canadian company Tactile Vision Graphics is seeking funds to develop Braille-friendly 3D printer. Rebecca, who is vision impaired, intends to develop this unique printer by themselves specifically for blind people.

  • Canadian Amputee to receive 3D Printed Robotic Hand

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    Nunavut amputee, Romeo Tucci, suffered frostbite in early April, and was left with two missing hands. With help from his sister, Christina, he approached World of 3D Printing company and will soon be receiving his 3D Printed hands as the parts have already been printed.

  • Canadian Company receives $1.16M for Uganda Prosthetics

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    Nia Technologies, Canadian nonprofit which provides “3D PrintAbility” orthopedic solutions in developing countries, received over $1.5M CAD ($1.16M USD) by Grand Challenges Canada, Google.org, Autodesk Foundation, and Stronger Philanthropy. Already undergone preliminary testing in Uganda in 2015, Nia Technologies will now be helping 225 children and young people to walk with 3d Printed Prosthetics.

  • Bodycad OnCall Custom Orthopaedic Restorations for Surgeons

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    BodyCad, a Quebec City-based developer and manufacturer of personalized orthopaedics, announced the introduction of Bodycad OnCall, its personalized, individually manufactured orthopaedic restorations for complex cases. The Bodycad OnCall is supposed to help surgeons with flexibility in design and manufacturing of a fully personalized restoration and considered ideal for oncology, revision and osteotomy.

  • Ottawa Hospital continue to harness 3D Printing Technology

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Researchers study Titanium Powder to enhance its Medical Use in 3D Printing

    Researchers study Titanium Powder to enhance its Medical Use in 3D Printing

    Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario performed a study regarding 3D printing processes with metal and layer thicknesses in material and used Titanium Powder with particle size range of 38–45 μm which was 3D printed on the ZPrinter 310 Plus by 3D Systems . Several different studies considered Particle size, Sintering temperature and Powder compaction level from which they found how layer thickness affects powder compaction during 3D printing, as well as how temperature variations affect bonding and they can now aim to help close any gaps that might occur as implants loosen and cause inflammation and other issues for patients.

  • Supporting Nerve Cells Through 3D Printing Can Be The Key To Nerve Damage

    Supporting Nerve Cells Through 3D Printing Can Be The Key To Nerve Damage

    Liqun Ning, a post-doctoral fellow in the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the University of Saskatchewan, is working on 3D Printing Scaffolds of Schwann Cells, the supporting cells in the nervous system that can force nerve cells to grow properly, which were created using the Canadian Light Source center at the University of Saskatchewan. The scaffolds are expected to stimulate new, healthy nerve cells to grow. The results of the study show that the 3D printed scaffolds can promote the alignment of the Schwann cells and provide cues to direct the extension of dorsal root ganglion along the printed strands.

  • Plastic Weed Containers Get Recycled Into 3D Printed Prosthetics For Children

    Plastic Weed Containers Get Recycled Into 3D Printed Prosthetics For Children

    Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, was inspired to open his own non-profit e-NABLE chapter, called Kindness3D. After legalization of marijuana in Canada, he stood for the waste management by recycling plastic waste from what he refers to as the “excessive cannabis packaging conundrum” of the NSLC (Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation), the province’s legal cannabis distributor. Using Kindness3D modified a paper shredder at Boudreau’s Dalhousie University Sexton Campus operation, recycled plastic was converted into 3D Printed Prosthetics for children. Additionally, he started a petition in hopes of convincing the NSLC to collect and donate all of its used cannabis packaging to Kindness3D.

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cannabis-packaging-3d-printer-prosthetic-limbs-1.4878440

  • Canadian Researchers Unveil CASMER: 3D Printed Anatomical Models

    Canadian Researchers Unveil CASMER 3D Printed Anatomical Models

    Canadian Researchers used 3D Printing to create Organ Models or Mannequin, called CASMER, which featured both 3D printing of almost all the organ shells, along with added packing material to flesh out the anatomy correctly. This involved four techniques: Realistic 3D printing of abdominal organs, Material-based moulding of the pancreas, Beeswax sculpting of abdominal fat and Off-the-shelf parts for the skeleton and outer shell. Muscle was made from Clear Flex® urethane rubber (Smooth-ON, PA), while fat was created from modelling beeswax. Rostock Max V2 3D printer was used, with source image data converted via segmentation software, as well as open-sourced Slicer.

  • 3D Printing Skin Rapidly For Severe Burns

     3D Printing Skin Rapidly For Severe Burns

    A Team of Researchers at the University of Toronto (UoT) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre unveiled a handheld 3D Skin Printer that dispenses Bioink composed of Mesenchymal Stromal cells to place skin over Severe Burns and during Surgeries. It can also cover Split Thickness Burns, and the current prototype includes a single-use microfluidic printhead to ensure sterilization and a soft wheel that follows the track of the printhead, allowing for better control for wider wounds. Enzymatically and thermally gelled fibrin and collagen biomaterials are used to finish up the Skin 3D Printing and Layering.

  • 3D Printing Course For Augmented And Virtual Reality Shows Promises For Surgical

     3D Printing Course For Augmented And Virtual Reality Shows Promises For Surgical

    A 3D Printing Course Additive was released by Researchers from US and Canada, further strengthening the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 Hands-On 3D printing course, which aims at creating 3D Printed cranio-maxillofacial (CMF), orthopaedic, and renal cancer models using 3D Printing, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The image processing was provided by Mimics inPrint, allowing the researchers to fabricate anatomic regions of interest from the DICOM data. Three cases were followed: Pelvic fracture, Mandible tumour and Kidney tumour where 3D printed models were used to plan the pre-operative as well as reduce time and increase efficacy of the surgeries.

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