Pennsylvania: Doctors Reconstruct 13-Month-Old’s Airway with 3D Printed Implanted Splint

Pennsylvania: Doctors Reconstruct 13-Month-Old’s Airway with 3D Printed Implanted Splint

A little girl in Susquehanna Valley, PA left Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital after spending her first 13 months there. The innovation of 3D printing played a major part in the healing of Ramiah Martin, who was born without a trachea and had an improperly formed esophagus. This health condition is extremely uncommon, and in […]

A little girl in Susquehanna Valley, PA left Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital after spending her first 13 months there. The innovation of 3D printing played a major part in the healing of Ramiah Martin, who was born without a trachea and had an improperly...
Ukraine’s Flasty Plans to Keep Everyone Busy in the Colder Months 3D Printing Chocolate & Savory Treats

Ukraine’s Flasty Plans to Keep Everyone Busy in the Colder Months 3D Printing Chocolate & Savory Treats

Over the past few years, there has been tremendous stir regarding 3D printed food, along with fantastical predictions for how we may one day be using high-tech means to make everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner—to enjoying fancy 3D printed airplane food or nutritional hospital and nursing home meals. Nothing gets us more excited however, […]

Over the past few years, there has been tremendous stir regarding 3D printed food, along with fantastical predictions for how we may one day be using high-tech means to make everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner—to enjoying fancy 3D printed airplane food or...
DIY Drugs: Big Pharma and the FDA Most Likely To Steer the Outcome of 3D Printed Medications

DIY Drugs: Big Pharma and the FDA Most Likely To Steer the Outcome of 3D Printed Medications

Excitement has been building regarding patient-specific, 3D printable drugs over the past few years (especially with the advent of the 3D printed epilepsy drug, SPRITAM). But what if we could all print out our own drugs or if your local doctor or pharmacy could do the same? Will we be a democratization in drug making […]

Excitement has been building regarding patient-specific, 3D printable drugs over the past few years (especially with the advent of the 3D printed epilepsy drug, SPRITAM). But what if we could all print out our own drugs or if your local doctor or pharmacy could do the...
Researchers Study Effects of Blade Shape & Grain Size Distribution in SLS Printing

Researchers Study Effects of Blade Shape & Grain Size Distribution in SLS Printing

SLS 3D printing is a fascinating process to watch, as a laser binds material together to build an object, part, or prototype. Selective laser sintering has been in use since the 80’s, one of the main types of 3D printing created by technology pioneers—along with SLA and FDM. Beneficial to users because of its ability […]

SLS 3D printing is a fascinating process to watch, as a laser binds material together to build an object, part, or prototype. Selective laser sintering has been in use since the 80’s, one of the main types of 3D printing created by technology pioneers—along with SLA...
Pushing it to the Limit with the Hoonitruck! Ford Creates Largest 3D Printed Auto Part Ever

Pushing it to the Limit with the Hoonitruck! Ford Creates Largest 3D Printed Auto Part Ever

Rev up your engines and get those motors racing as we explore the wilder side of 3D printing in the automotive industry. If you are a car and truck or racing enthusiast who likes it with an epic dose of flash and glam mixed in too, you have probably heard of professional rally driver Ken […]

Rev up your engines and get those motors racing as we explore the wilder side of 3D printing in the automotive industry. If you are a car and truck or racing enthusiast who likes it with an epic dose of flash and glam mixed in too, you have probably heard of...
The USS Harry S. Truman: Metal 3D Printing to Play a Role in Designing Navy Warships

The USS Harry S. Truman: Metal 3D Printing to Play a Role in Designing Navy Warships

3D printing in the military has been ongoing long before such technology became available—or even known—in the mainstream. And the Navy is certainly no stranger to additive manufacturing or forward-thinking methods of production whether on land or out to sea; in fact, some soldiers may be surprised to learn that 3D printing becomes part of […]

3D printing in the military has been ongoing long before such technology became available—or even known—in the mainstream. And the Navy is certainly no stranger to additive manufacturing or forward-thinking methods of production whether on land or out to sea; in fact,...
Georgia Tech Research: Desktop FDM 3D Printing Particle Emissions May Be Dangerous to Humans

Georgia Tech Research: Desktop FDM 3D Printing Particle Emissions May Be Dangerous to Humans

Sometimes 3D printing may seem to be almost too good to be true, offering what can sometimes be astounding benefits in affordability, production of speed, self-sustainability, and savings in materials and labor. The downsides are few, but as with the use of any machinery, the topic of safety should always present. And although physical hazards […]

Sometimes 3D printing may seem to be almost too good to be true, offering what can sometimes be astounding benefits in affordability, production of speed, self-sustainability, and savings in materials and labor. The downsides are few, but as with the use of any...
Singapore: Researchers Explore 3D Printing Techniques for Improving Customized Droplet Generators

Singapore: Researchers Explore 3D Printing Techniques for Improving Customized Droplet Generators

As 3D printing continues to infiltrate the mainstream, captivating new enthusiasts around the world daily, it is obvious that the potential for innovation is almost infinite. In tandem though, the ability to create new software, hardware, materials, and processes is also following suit. Researchers in Singapore recently detailed their findings regarding new fabrication techniques in […]

As 3D printing continues to infiltrate the mainstream, captivating new enthusiasts around the world daily, it is obvious that the potential for innovation is almost infinite. In tandem though, the ability to create new software, hardware, materials, and processes is...
Portuguese Researchers Review Potential of 4D Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine

Portuguese Researchers Review Potential of 4D Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine

3D printing has been progressing rapid-speed over the past few years, with numerous forays to the next level into 4D printing, whether in serious world-changing endeavors or those that are creative and sometimes even whimsical, such as fashion. Now, researchers see that 4D advancements in bioprinting may trickle down to doctor’s offices too. Authors Pedro […]

3D printing has been progressing rapid-speed over the past few years, with numerous forays to the next level into 4D printing, whether in serious world-changing endeavors or those that are creative and sometimes even whimsical, such as fashion. Now, researchers see...
India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology, continuing to infiltrate the mainstream today. 3D printing with metal and carbon fiber is especially popular now, and has become more affordable and accessible to everyone, while initially being restricted to […]

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology, continuing to infiltrate the mainstream today. 3D printing with metal and carbon fiber is especially popular...
Additive Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates

Additive Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates

Additive Orthopaedics, LLC, headquartered in Little Silver, New Jersey continues to integrate biologics into their processes for patient-specific products for the foot and ankle. Their most recent advancement, delving further into the creation of 3D printed implants, has just received FDA clearance, allowing them to help patients around the world look forward to a better […]

Additive Orthopaedics, LLC, headquartered in Little Silver, New Jersey continues to integrate biologics into their processes for patient-specific products for the foot and ankle. Their most recent advancement, delving further into the creation of 3D printed implants,...
PSMI Subsidiary Collaborates with RIZE to Bring Additive Manufacturing to Tool Cribs Around the World

PSMI Subsidiary Collaborates with RIZE to Bring Additive Manufacturing to Tool Cribs Around the World

Michigan headquartered Azoth is in the business of transforming manufacturers around the world from order-on-demand to make-on-demand. Created as a subsidiary of Production Services Management Inc. (PSMI), Azoth is responsible for assisting customers in finding on-site solutions in additive manufacturing. PSMI currently works with 250 customers at their manufacturing sites, managing tool cribs (separate areas […]

Michigan headquartered Azoth is in the business of transforming manufacturers around the world from order-on-demand to make-on-demand. Created as a subsidiary of Production Services Management Inc. (PSMI), Azoth is responsible for assisting customers in finding...
Clemson Researchers Use 3D Printing to Solve Pesky Battery Issues By Printing Ceramic Electrolyzers

Clemson Researchers Use 3D Printing to Solve Pesky Battery Issues By Printing Ceramic Electrolyzers

We’re all familiar with that highly inconvenient moment of finding out your phone battery is dead (or worse, that the charger cord or cube is no longer functional for some often, unknown reason) or that the electric car is running out of ‘juice.’ As progress in technology just continues to climb to higher levels, however, […]

We’re all familiar with that highly inconvenient moment of finding out your phone battery is dead (or worse, that the charger cord or cube is no longer functional for some often, unknown reason) or that the electric car is running out of ‘juice.’ As progress in...
Robotics Simulations Programs from 3D Systems Boost Surgical Residency Training at Barcelona’s Fundacio Puigvert

Robotics Simulations Programs from 3D Systems Boost Surgical Residency Training at Barcelona’s Fundacio Puigvert

Medical professionals, patients, and families around the world continue to benefit as technology such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality and simulation pick up steam in real life applications. 3D Systems, based in Rock Hill, SC, is a pioneer in such technology and continues to be a leader, famed for their commercial 3D printers […]

Medical professionals, patients, and families around the world continue to benefit as technology such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality and simulation pick up steam in real life applications. 3D Systems, based in Rock Hill, SC, is a pioneer in such...
AMRC Engineer Leads Workshop on THREAD Technology in Additive Manufacturing at NASA JPL

AMRC Engineer Leads Workshop on THREAD Technology in Additive Manufacturing at NASA JPL

3D printing affords infinite opportunity to engineers, designers, makers, and creators of all types—with innovative tendrils that continue to stretch around the world, always growing. This is in daily evidence as new techniques in 3D printing are uncovered and displayed on a continual basis, allowing others to explore new methods with hardware, software, materials, and […]

3D printing affords infinite opportunity to engineers, designers, makers, and creators of all types—with innovative tendrils that continue to stretch around the world, always growing. This is in daily evidence as new techniques in 3D printing are uncovered and...
From Human Cartilage to Rodent Thyroids: Russian Cosmonaut Is First to Bioprint in Space

From Human Cartilage to Rodent Thyroids: Russian Cosmonaut Is First to Bioprint in Space

Bioprinting in space has been a concept we’ve heard about recently, but as is often the case with 3D printing technology, there was only a very short build-up before it actually happened! But why, you may ask yourself, do we need to bioprint in space? Can’t we perform such complex tasks down here on terra […]

Bioprinting in space has been a concept we’ve heard about recently, but as is often the case with 3D printing technology, there was only a very short build-up before it actually happened! But why, you may ask yourself, do we need to bioprint in space? Can’t we perform...
Researchers Create Better Techniques for 3D Printing Surgical Models

Researchers Create Better Techniques for 3D Printing Surgical Models

Medical professionals and surgeons around the world have been greatly helped with the emergence and innovation of 3D printed models that not only help pinpoint a diagnosis, but also educate patients and their families regarding health issues (often regarding diseases like cancer and tumors that must be removed). Ultimately, these models can be used by […]

Medical professionals and surgeons around the world have been greatly helped with the emergence and innovation of 3D printed models that not only help pinpoint a diagnosis, but also educate patients and their families regarding health issues (often regarding diseases...
Researchers Delve Further Into 3D Printing Mechanical Metamaterials

Researchers Delve Further Into 3D Printing Mechanical Metamaterials

Researchers from the Netherlands and Italy have recently published their findings on complex 3D printing research in Multi-material 3D printed mechanical metamaterials: Rational design of elastic properties through spatial distribution of hard and soft phases, authored by M.J. Mirzaali, A. Caracciolo, H. Pahlavani, S. Janbaz, and A.A. Zadpoor. Exploring the creation of mechanical metamaterials beyond […]

Researchers from the Netherlands and Italy have recently published their findings on complex 3D printing research in Multi-material 3D printed mechanical metamaterials: Rational design of elastic properties through spatial distribution of hard and soft phases,...
MiniFactory Discloses PEKK and PEEK Parts Cost and Quality in Ultra-Polymer 3D Printing

MiniFactory Discloses PEKK and PEEK Parts Cost and Quality in Ultra-Polymer 3D Printing

MiniFactory, headquartered in Finland, is known as the producer of hardware for companies interested in 3D printing with polymers; for example, their latest, the miniFactory Ultra 3D printer allows users to work with ULTEM, PEKK, PEEK, PPSU, and more. In their December newsletter, by Olli Pihlajamäki, the month’s activities are outlined and remarked on in […]

MiniFactory, headquartered in Finland, is known as the producer of hardware for companies interested in 3D printing with polymers; for example, their latest, the miniFactory Ultra 3D printer allows users to work with ULTEM, PEKK, PEEK, PPSU, and more. In their...
German Researcher Creates 3D Printed Placenta Disks

German Researcher Creates 3D Printed Placenta Disks

Did you know that the placenta, connecting a baby to its mother, is an organ? Anna-Elizabeth Kreuder reminds us of this in a recent Ted Talk, while also explaining that she has always had a fascination with how drugs affect and help the human body, as well as causing adverse reactions. She is also a […]

Did you know that the placenta, connecting a baby to its mother, is an organ? Anna-Elizabeth Kreuder reminds us of this in a recent Ted Talk, while also explaining that she has always had a fascination with how drugs affect and help the human body, as well as causing...
Australian Woman Receives 3D Printed Jaw Implant After Tumor Removal

Australian Woman Receives 3D Printed Jaw Implant After Tumor Removal

3D printing continues to lead the medical field to new heights, and while this is a boon for scientists, surgeons, and progressive technology—patients are often the ones emerging as the real winners. Anelia Myburgh can attest to this as she was recently the recipient of a 3D printed jaw implant. And while so many implants […]

3D printing continues to lead the medical field to new heights, and while this is a boon for scientists, surgeons, and progressive technology—patients are often the ones emerging as the real winners. Anelia Myburgh can attest to this as she was recently the recipient...
New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics has already been impacted in an extremely positive way, for patients of all ages around the world. Now, women who have undergone mastectomies in New […]

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics has already been impacted in an extremely positive way, for...
BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As bioprinting becomes valuable in so many different areas of […]

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As...
Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) explored this question, publishing results recently in ‘Characterization of in-field additively manufactured polymer composites – hot and dusty […]

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment...
Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered around the study of 3D printing with metal. Using alloy Aluminum 6061 (a material often used for testing), Vishnoi observed […]

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered...
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