Medical 3D Printing

3D Printed Infant Vein Finders Created by Kenyan Student May be a Game Changer For Africa

As 3D printing and scanning technologies continue to drop in price, their availability to individuals and organizations within developing nations continue to expand. Not only does this allow access to…

3D Systems Will Enter The Realm of Virtual Reality With Acquisition of Simbionix Surgical Simulation Company

There are so many intersections between 3D printing and medicine. We have seen this in the countless stories we have covered over the past six months, related to anything from…

How 3D Systems’ Medical Modeling Is Changing the Operating Room for the Better

During the recent 3D Systems’ 2014 Investor & Analyst Day, one of the key issues addressed was the new frontiers in medical technology. At 3D Systems, healthcare appears to be…

6 Year Old Boy Hugs Mom For First Time, Thanks to the World’s First 3D Printed Myoelectric Arm

“When he hugged me with two hands, he just didn’t let go!” Those were the words from the mother of a 6 year old boy, named Alex, who just became…

New App and 3D Printed Models Provide Tools for Study of Human Embryo

One of the difficulties facing medical education is that the human body exists in three dimensions and requires study in three dimensions. This means that in order to appropriately understand…

Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

Advancements in medicine are taking place at rates we have never seen before. Whether it’s IBM’s Watson computer taking advantage of its insanely powerful computational abilities to crunch troves of…

Organovo and Johnson & Johnson Team to Evaluate 3D Bio-printed Tissue Use

It’s only a matter of time before 3D bio-printing really takes off. One of the leaders in the space is Organovo, a company who has already been able to 3D…

Expectant Father’s Heartfelt Letter to e-NABLE – 3D printing ‘makes having a limb abnormality kind of cool’

Just a little under 9 months ago, the greatest miracle in my life became a reality. On October 25, 2013 my son Pierce Andrew Krassenstein was brought into this world,…

3D Printed Personalized Mold Contributes to Advances in Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

Advances in imaging techniques are changing the way in which prostate cancer can be detected and treated.  However, these techniques have yet to be perfected and there is room for…

Improved Process Raises Prospects of 3D-Printed Bone Grafts

One of the health applications of 3D printing most often discussed is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones.  It is a promising idea,…

11 and 9-Year Old Sisters Seek Funding to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Needy

Probably the most inspiring stories I have read over my time writing for 3DPrint.com have had to do with the 3D printed prosthetic devices which are seemingly being printed almost daily….

3D Printed Joints Hold Great Promise for Patients Needing Joint Replacement

We’ve grown accustomed to the idea that 3D printing holds great promise for advances in the field of medicine. However, each individual advance is still thrilling as it promises even…

“Shut the Front Door,” Exclaims Impressed Trauma Surgeon After Seeing 3D Printed $50 Prosthetic Hand from e-NABLE

Over the past year, I have personally covered about a dozen or so articles all surrounding the wonderful and amazing developments of e-NABLE. For those that haven’t read my other articles,…

3D Printing Allows For Human Embryonic Stem Cell Breakthrough – Cell Organization

Human embryonic stem cells (HESC), for years have been the center of controversy. This is mainly due to moral issues, creating a dilemma in determining where the fine line between…

Researches Study the 3D Printing of Surgical Instruments for use in Long Space Missions

Looking toward a future when space missions might occur at great distances over even longer periods of time, means being prepared for any number of emergencies or eventualities that could…

High School Student 3D Prints Innovative Syringe Which Could Expand Vaccination Possibilities

While some high school students were worrying about their school portraits or who might take them to the prom, Park City High School senior Peter Bermant was worrying about the…

3D Printed Anatomy Kits Reduce Need to Study Human Cadavers

When Leonardo da Vinci wanted to study anatomy of the human body, he had to go straight to the source because very little was actually known about the inner workings…

3D Biopinting: A Critical Analysis

Bioprinting has made giant strides over the past few years but many stumbling blocks remain. A recent essay, titled ‘The Billion Cell Construct: Will Three-Dimensional Printing Get Us There?‘, by…

Patient to Receive First 3D Printed Shoulder Prosthesis in the Netherlands

3D printing in the medical field is really beginning to hit its stride lately. Whether it is the use of 3D printing to create models for surgeons to study, using…

French Doctor Implants 3D-Printed Spine Cage to Perform Spinal Fusion Surgery

A surgeon in Lyon, France performed the world’s first spinal-fusion surgery recently. Dr. Vincent Fiere performed the surgery at the Hospital Jean Mermoz using customized, 3D-printed spine cages. Fiere performed…

U.S. Army is Researching 3D Printing & its Potential in Facial Reconstruction Surgery

There has been a tremendous amount of talk about the military utilizing 3D printing in a variety of ways. Earlier today we mentioned that the Australian Army was thoroughly investigating…

3D Printed Models used to develop Smart Cardiac Catheters by EU Researchers and Materialise

The European Union recently awarded funding to Belgium-based additive manufacturing company, Materialise. Materialise is receiving funding as part of the Cognitive Autonomous Catheter Operating in Dynamic Environments, or ‘Cascade Project’….

University of Verona Hospital Uses 3D Printed Bone Replicas to Aid in Orthopedic & Trauma Surgery

If you have ever fractured a bone, you know exactly how painful it can be, but luckily bones heal quite quickly. After wearing a cast for about 6 weeks, a fractured…

Surgeons Begin Using 3D Printing to Help Explain Patients’ Conditions to Them

Bioprinting continues to make significant strides towards a process that will involve dispensing cells onto biocompatible scaffolding using successive layers to generate tissue-like 3D structures and organs. Along the way,…