• UK Researcher Tests 3D Printing on Inflated Substrates

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    Fergal Coulter, a lecturer and PhD candidate at the College of Art & Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, created an interesting project to test 3D scanning and printing on inflated structures using multiple layers of hard silicone on an inflated silicone balloon.

  • Lifelike Models of Fetuses from 3D Ultrasound Scans

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    An prenatal ultrasound service provider in the UK creates lifelike models of fetuses from 3D scans so that expectant mums can meet their babies BEFORE they are born.

  • Thick Vascularized tissues to be 3-D printed

    Tissues with extracellular matrix, embedded vasculature, and multiple cell types and embedded with growth factors for long duration have been reported to be 3-D bioprinted.

  • 3D Printed Bone that allows Tissue Regeneration


    Designers at Nottingham Trent University, UK, have discovered microstructure of a 3D-printed bone scaffold. This new scaffold is believed to contain all minerals like natural bone and will dissolve as patient recovers, thereby creating a bridge for tissue regeneration.

  • Sneezometer is the new trend for Lungs

    The 3D Printed Sneezometer is a spirometer designed by University of Surry researchers to tackle lung problems before they occur. Being the cheapest and most-sensitive, it can measure speed of sneeze and measure lung capacity, helping to diagnose lung diseases like Asthma and Sleep apnoea.

  • ReGenerCell device to treat Diabetic Foot Ulcer

    Avita Medical, regenerative medicine company specialising in the treatment of wounds and skin defects, has disclosed that it will work on using it's ReGenerCell device for Diabetic foot ulcer after it's success for venous leg ulcers. This device uses patient’s own skin cells to wound to trigger healing process, being futher developed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, U.K.

  • 3D evloving to 4D!

    With 3D Printing already into use in every sector, researchers are now experimenting 4D Printing that involves 3D-printing items that are designed to change shape after they are printed. Lewis and team, Harvard University, have evolved 3D-printed structures made of stiff cellulose fibers embedded in a soft hydrogel, whose orientation can be controlled after they swell up on immersing in water.

  • Gamer gets a Cyborg 3D Printed Arm

    After meeting a horrible accident with a train, James Young, 22 year-old from london, lost his arm just to get a bionic arm for himself. This 4.5kg Cyborg arm, inspired from character Snake of game Metal Gear Solid, is multi-function with some being as battery power at backpack, mood lightings and laser torch.

  • Bio-Glass Cartilage that Grows

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    Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca have developed a material that can mimim Cartilage and potentially help it to re-grow. Consisting of silica and a plastic or polymer called polycaprolactone, this Bio-glass has cartilage-like properties including being flexible, strong, durable and resilient and planned for replacing damaged cartilage discs between vertebrae.

  • University of Bristol develops new Bio-Ink for Stem Cells

     University of Bristol 3D Print Bio Ink with Stem Cells

    Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of stem-cell containing bio-ink, which could eventually allow the production of complex tissues for surgical implants. This new bio-ink contains two different polymers, a natural and a synthetic one. Team has been successful to 3D Print full-size tracheal cartilage ring and expect to print surgical bone or cartilage implants with it.

  • Stratasys to display J750 3D Printer at TCT Show

    Stratasys to display J750 3D Printer at TCT Show

    Making its debut at this year's TCT show in Birmingham will be Stratasys’ recently-launched J750 3D printer, reportedly the world’s only full colour, multi-material 3D printer. The J750 is designed for prototypes, as well as tooling, moulds, jigs and fixtures and its unique 3D printing capabilities enable users for the first time to combine full colour gradients with a range of materials to achieve the most realistic parts in the industry, easily and without post-processing.

  • Materialise counsels Bennett Engineering to 3D Printing Success

     Materialise counsels Bennett Engineering to 3D Printing Success

    England's Bennett Engineering Design Solutions, established in 1999 gained interest in 3D Printing after Materialise offered them teach the way of working with 3D printing. By the far end, Bennett Engineering have already 3D Printed over 30 products on client requests and now are looking forward to learn about metal printing materials like titanium, aluminum and stainless steel with the help of Materialise.

  • Researchers Study Malaria Through Inexpensive 3D Printed Membrane Feeder

    Researchers Study Malaria Through Inexpensive 3D Printed Membrane Feeder

    A group of researchers from Imperial College, London is studying how malaria is transmitted, which requires mosquito test subjects to be infected with Plasmodium gametocytes – the blood stage parasites that actually cause malaria. In a Standard Membrane Feeding Assay (SMFA) test, an artificial membrane feeding apparatus, which simulates the host’s skin and body temperature, is used to get the mosquitoes to eat reconstituted blood containing the gametocytes. The researchers created the two-part membrane feeder design using the free, open source CAD modeling program Art of Illusion, then had Shapeways 3D print the parts out USP VI medical-grade “Fine Detail Plastic” acrylic resin (VisiJet M3 Crystal).

  • Bonds Over The Bones: Student Joins Teacher To Fight Off Gap Of Bone Cancer

    Bonds Over The Bones Student Joins Teacher To Fight Off Gap Of Bone Cancer

    Linh Nam, a Harvard College Student was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancerous tumor in the bone when she was just ten years old and had a section of bone removed from her leg with a gap left and upcoming 10 surgeries over a decade. However, she joined with Hala Zreiqat, biomedical engineering professor, to work on a project that aims to create a biocompatible, artificial material with the same strength and porosity as real bone using 3D printing. Professor Zreigat’s team finally found a way to generate a porous core of a novel multi-component ceramic for bone implants using 3D printing which will be available to public around 2019.

  • Study Reviews Possible Outcomes Of 3D Printed Acetabular Cups

    Study Reviews Possible Outcomes Of 3D Printed Acetabular Cups

    A Research in London was done on Titanium Acetabular Cups made through 3D Printing comparing the designs of different 3D printed cups from multiple manufacturers which included: Delta TT (Lima Corporate, Italy) – 3D printed with electron beam melting (EBM), starting from Ti6Al4V powder; Trident II Tritanium (Stryker, USA) – 3D printed with laser rapid manufacturing (LRM), using titanium-aluminium-vanadium alloy (Ti6Al4V) powder and Mpact 3D Metal (Medacta, Switzerland) – 3D printed with electron beam melting (EBM), starting from Ti6Al4V powder. They were found to have beads, a known by-product of the manufacturing process, which may potentially be released in the human body.

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