• 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 Printing to simulate Choledochal Cyst Surgery

    With the help of 3-D Printing, researchers are now able to simulate laparoscopic surgery of choledochal cyst removal model. Under the supervision of 10 delegates, researchers at King's College Hospital, London, this method saw its first trial. The procedure involved a complex series of digital hepatic anatomy images and standard laparoscopic trainer dimensions.

  • Orthopaedician shifts from virtual model to 3d prints

    Boyd Goldie, an orthopaedic doctor in london, has started working with Ultimaker 2+, a software that converts medical scans to printable models. This free open software adds to the charm of 3D printing of the models, which help the doctor to get most of this technology.

  • London to see first consumer 3D printed Wheelchair

    London studio Layer has unveiled it's 3D printed Wheelchair that is set to go practical. This Wheelchair is made after taking exact dimensions of seats and footrests, while also account for weight of customer. It will take 2 weeks to be create this customized wheelchair.

  • 3D Printing helps toddler survive Adult Kidney Transplant

    This was the first time a child received an adult kidney transplant, thanks to 3D Printing technology. Surgeons at London's Guy and St.Thomas hospital used 3D printed models of abdomen of Lucy, 3 year old receiver, and kidney of Lucy's father aged 35 years. Looking at the models, they knew how to minimise the risk of surgery and what was exactly going to happen, with both having perfect recovery now.

  • Nerves to regrow after 3D Printed Guide

    Collaborators from Virginia Tech and some universities have developed a 3D Prined Guide that can actually help regrow the nerves. Although nerve damage is permanent, and it is impossible for them to regenerate, while 3D Printing comes just at time to make things possible.

  • 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.

  • Sponge of Baking Soda to reduce Global Warming

    Scientists in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California are testing sponges made with the key ingredient of baking soda as a way of capturing carbon emissions. This project is being funded by UK government as i they believe it will greatly help in reducing Global warming with much lower costs.

  • US Students raise a helping hand for Glengormle Girl

    Lillie McGregor, four year-old girl from Glengormle was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which has left her unable to use the fingers of her left hand. Thanks to 3D Printing of e-NABLE, she received a brand new prosthetic hand. Craig Kelly, a second year mechanical engineering student helped her get Rapunzel-themed hand.

  • 3D Printing will rise in Food and Water Waste Management

    With depleting fresh water and growing food wastage, Waste management companies of nations like UK had already started to shift towards 3D Printing for measures. The 3D printing technology is expected to cut this loss by 50% by 2025 with it's innovative recycling measures.

  • 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.

  • Full Circle Labs seeks £200,000 for Retouch3D

    Full Circle Labs, an electronic tool developer is currently seeking investment through equity crowdfunding platform, Invesdor, for it's modular platform for handheld heated tool. Aiming at £200,000, Full circle is currently offering 20% in equity and the campaign is set to close on July 29th. The company's success is beyond it's Retouch3D which received huge interest from distributors and resellers.

  • 3D Printing to come for Modern Warfare

    3D Printing has been revolutionising many sectors, Military is now on the go. British defence firm BAE Systems had already put a 3D printed part in their Tornado jet fighter, while U.S military is planning to create portable 3D printers which they can carry in between wars to print for a spare part or perhaps tweak the design.

  • 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.

  • 3D Printed Splints to support Paralysis

    3D Printed Splints

    Morriston Hospital in Swansea is testing a revolutionary and attracting looking new Splint to help people with damaged brachial plexus causing paralysis, by connecting the spine to the upper limbs. This research project is the result of Mr.Lloyd, surgical design expert Dominic Eggbeer and 26-year-old patient Tom Wheeler and is being trialed by kickboxing champ Leif Thobroe.

  • 3D Printing the entire Jaw

    3D Print Entire Jaw

    Josh Stephenson, a graphic designer underwent surgery to remove his left eye, upper left jaw and the roof of his mouth after failure of radiation treatment for malignant melanoma. Using a 3D-scanned and printed copy of Stephenson's skull and scapular bone, Andrew Dawood, a dentist with Dawood and Tanner, recreated his entire jaw.

  • Bio-Glass Cartilage that Grows

     Bio Glass Cartilage that grows

    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.

  • Project ALAN stands against Stroke

     Project ALAN

    Student researchers from University of Leeds, UK, have developed Project ALAN (Advanced upper-Limb Autonomous Neuro-rehabilitation) with its first component being myPAM, an assistive system engineered to help NHS deal with Stroke. To help post-stroke patients move and re-engage their upper limb muscles,they will be assisted by myPAM which has been 3D printed using OctoPrint.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3D Printed Micro-Rockets can be the Safest Drug Delivery System

     3D Printed Micro Rocket for Drug Delivery

    Using an innovative 3D inkjet printing method, researchers from Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield have developed silk 'Micro-Rockets' which are biodegradable and harmless to biological system. Being just 300 microns in length and 100 microns in diameter, these silk-catalyst made rockets can be used for Drug delivery and locating cancer cells.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Doctors use Artec 3D Scanner to help children with Microtia

    Artec 3D Print Scanner Microtia Ear deformity

    Dr. Ken Stewart and team of doctors at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland are now using 3D Printing technology to help children born with Microtia, a congenital condition in which the external ear is underdeveloped or undeveloped at birth. Using Artec Spider 3D Scanner, they are able to record the geometry of child's normal ear and use it to create a highly accurate model.

  • 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.

  • Ashford Orthodontics Go Digital To Help 3D Print Dental Aligners

    Ashford Orthodontics Go Digital To Help 3D Print Dental Aligners

    The largest orthodontic laboratory in the United Kingdom is Ashford Orthodontics, which was founded in 2001 by Sean Thompson. Working with Formlabs Form 2 and aligners models, the new scans sent by the clients are 3D Printed overnight which are then delivered to the clinicians arriving within the next 48 hours. They have gone fully digital, abolishing the traditional route which helps the client in cost and time savings.

  • Accessing Technology With Customizable 3D Printed Contactors

    Accessing Technology With Customizable 3D Printed Contactors

    Pole-Ergo, a group of French occupational therapists are working on a new project, an Adaptable Swtich or Contactor, which is a button that assists disabled people to have access over electronics. Through motor gestures without precision, it helps disabled people have way better access over computers, tablets, mobile phones or other devices. Using 3D Printing, Pole Ergo created a 3D Printed Contactor that can be modified according to the user’s motor characteristics, habits or tastes.

  • Germany Based Medical Company 3D Prints Hip Replacement Cup Cutters For Surgeons

    Germany Based Medical Company 3D Prints Hip Replacement Cup Cutters For Surgeons

    Endocon, a Germany-based medical device company and a GE Additive customer, has started 3D Printing a new device called Acetabular Cup Cutter for surgeons to remove hip replacement cups with cost-effectiveness and product reliability with better surgical experience. Using GE Additive’s Concept Laser Mlab Cusing 100R, which uses direct metal laser melting (DMLM) technology, Endocon 3D prints the blades for its endoCupcut in 17-4 PH stainless steel.

  • 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).

  • Hot-Melt Extrusion Combined With FDM For Drug Delivery Systems

    Hot Melt Extrusion Combined With FDM For Drug Delivery Systems

    A group of researchers from the University of Sussex are working towards Drug Delivery Systems by combining FDM technology with Hot-Melt Extrusion (HME) which involves blending of Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with a thermoplastic polymer, and extrusion as filaments. Through pairing of HME with FDM technology, the researchers can help increase the range of usable FDM polymers and improve the usability of FDM 3D printers across many industries. HME, which does not require the use of a solvent, can be used to make drugs with a less bitter taste, while also lowering production times and increasing process efficiency.

  • Astrophysics Combined With 3D Printing Yields Ultimate 3D Print Models

    Astrophysics Combined With 3D Printing Yields Ultimate 3D Print Models

    UK researchers, I. Brewis and J.A. McLaughlin, at Northumbria University unveiled their new research that combines astrophysics with 3D Imaging and Printing in cardiovascular health care. Using the astrophysics in creating new image-processing techniques for viewing the human heart, transferring the data to an .stl file and then 3D printing a medical model, they finally produced a precise 3D model of a patient’s heart with Aortic Aneurysm using Netfabb and SLA 3D Printer.

  • 3D Printing Helps Visually Impaired Take Medication Themselves

    3D Printing Helps Visually Impaired Take Medication Themselves

    Researchers from UK and Spain used 3D Printing to help Visually Impaired using Printlets with Braille and Moon patterns. SLS 3D printing was used to fabricate the orally disintegrating printlets (ODPs) with Braille and Moon patterns, allowing patients to have fast knowledge regarding medication where Paracetamol was used as the model drug. The researchers believe this will encourages self-administration of medicines, improving patient compliance and treatment efficacy.

  • UK Researchers Prepare Drug For Chemotherapy Induced Vomiting Using 3D Printing

    UK Researchers Prepare Drug For Chemotherapy Induced Vomiting Using 3D Printing

    A Team of Researchers from UK experimented on using 3D Printing to create Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) of Ondansetron, a drug used in Vomiting receiving Chemotherapy, with the help of SLS 3D printing. The researchers developed a new type of ondansetron-cyclodextrin complexes meant to disintegrate rapidly, which were compared to Vonau Flash 8 mg, a commercial example of Ondansetron. Both 3D printed formulations disintegrated at ~15 s and released more than 90% of the drug within 5 min independent of the mannitol content, thus concluding that these results were comparable to those obtained with the commercial product with added benefit of using a manufacturing technology able to prepare medicines individualized to the patient.

  • 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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