Imperial College London: 3D Printing Improved Biocompatible Implant Packaging

Cristina Gentili recently presented a thesis, ‘3D Printed Instrumented Packaging for Implantable Devices,’ to the Centre of Bio-Inspired Technology at the Imperial College London. While there is much research focused…

Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better…

3D Printing Healthcare Applications for the Elderly

3D printing has many applications in the healthcare industry, as it allows users to fabricate complex, cost-effective, patient-specific devices on-demand. In the same vein, 3D bioprinting is important for applications…

Plastic Surgery: 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applications for Craniomaxillofacial Operations

Plastic surgery can help improve quality of life, especially when patients are dealing with craniofacial issues – soft tissues of the face, like the nose and lips, and bones of…

AMS 2020: Panels on 3D Printing in Implants and Orthopedics, Regulation in Additive Medical Devices

There was much to enjoy and learn at the recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies event, held in Boston and co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis, especially with the addition of a…

3D Printing with Porous Ti6Al4V for Improved Dental Implants

As implants continue to be a challenge for dental patients, researchers from Taiwan are experimenting with better ways to accommodate bone defects after failed implants must be removed. Results of…

Nexxt Spine Increases Investment in GE Additive’s Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing

Founded in 2009, Indiana-based medical device company Nexxt Spine first invested in metal 3D printing two years ago, with the purchase of its first Concept Laser Mlab 100R system. The company…

Subjecting 3D Printed Medical Ti6Al4V Implants to Laser Peening Could Increase Wear Resistance

When it comes to manufacturing biomedical implants, whether they’re 3D printed or not, titanium alloys are often used, and one of the most common is medical Ti6Al4V, thanks to its…

Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but…

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