Medical 3D Printing

FAPS to Begin 3D Printing Artificial Muscles With Help of Optomec AerosolJet Printer

Imagine a time when we have robotics which are able to move like human beings, with actual movements which are dictated by muscles similar to our own. Imagine a time…

Chinese Man Loses Half His Skull in Fall – Doctors to Return Him to Normal with 3D Printed Titanium Mesh

It’s the greatest fear of them all, for the wives and family members of construction workers, police officers, firemen, and military servicemen. Each year, thousands of blue collar workers are…

3D Printed Knees Implanted Into Humans and Cats, 3-4 Million Estimated Annual Human Implants by 2030

If you’ve ever bought a wedding dress, or know someone who has, you learn quickly that it is difficult to purchase something that fits perfectly right off the rack. Instead,…

12 Hospitals in the UK Are Using Stratasys 3D Printers for the Creation of Surgical Models Prior to Surgery

When a patient walks into a hospital on the day of a scheduled surgery, there is usually a tremendous amount of nervousness that follows. While, surgeons have been specially trained,…

Design Student Creates 3D Printed Shock-absorbing Prosthetic Nose & Scaffold System

One area which has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of 3D printing, has been that of low cost prosthetic devices. For the most part, these devices have been primarily…

3D Printing Aids Spinal Surgery in Brazil to Remove Huge Tumor & 5 Vertebrae From 12 Year-Old Girl

If you go back just 2 years, it was almost unheard of to see media coverage of 3D printing technology coming to the aid of doctors in the operating room….

MakerBot 3D Printers Used to Create Drug Emitting Implants for Cancer Treatment and Infection

The number of medical applications for 3D printing seems to expand on a daily basis. We have seen all sorts of amazing uses for the technology, from prosthetics, to implants,…

FDA Approves First 3D Printed Facial Implants

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has long been a leader in the area of 3D printing and high performance additive manufacturing. Their accomplishments include the development of a number of advanced…

Organovo’s 3D Printed Liver Tissue Achieves Important Toxicology Test Results

Probably one of the more exciting companies within the 3D printing space is that of Organovo. The company, based in San Diego California, has an ultimate goal of 3D printing…

GRASP, The Startup 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Company to Feature Mobile App, & More

One of the great things about open source technology is that it builds upon the expertise of a greater number of people and has the potential to create connections that…

World’s First 3D Printed Vertebrae Are Implanted Into Patients in China

Over the last several years, the news regarding 3D printing and health has been astounding. Learning about the latest advances in biomedical printing can sometimes feel like reading a science…

3D Printed Bolus Protects Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy, May Cut Treatment Costs Substantially

Electron Beam Therapy (EBT) is a type of radiotherapy that uses electrons to treat the tumor site. Because of the finite range of electron beams the dose falls off rapidly…

FDA to Extend Their Learning Program to Teach Agents About 3D Printing

There has been so many innovative new applications for 3D printing within the medical field. We have seen dozens of different types of 3D printed implants, a huge number of…

How Patient Specific 3D Printed Organ Replicas Help Patients Reach Informed Decisions

More and more, the medical profession is becoming aware that there may be significant advantages available from the use of 3D printed replicas of patient specific anatomy organs. A recent…

Innovative Use of 3D Printed Hip Joint Changing the Surgical Norms

In 1977 Meryl Richards injured her hip in a car accident. Since then she has experienced chronic pain and disfigurement, with her left leg bone pushing up through her hipbone,…

Surgeons Perform Successful Shoulder Surgery After Practicing on 3D Printed Replica

3D Printing is quickly becoming more and more useful in the preparation of surgery. We have seen several surgeons at hospitals around the world begin to use 3D printed replicas…

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,…