3d print implants

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…

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Spinal Solutions by Anatomics

Australian medical device company Anatomics has a very prolific 3D printing portfolio in the healthcare industry, from assisting with a 3D printed heel bone to 3D printing the first titanium sternum…

Researchers at New R&D Center Will Use 3D Printing to Manufacture Early Prevention Implants

3D printed implants have been used in all kinds of surgeries, from dental, facial, and spinal to the chest, ears, and hips. But the thing about implants, whether they’re 3D…

Over 30,000 Of 4WEB Medical’s 3D Printed Truss Implants Currently Being Used Worldwide

Four years ago, 3D printed implant technology provider 4WEB Medical, headquartered in Texas since 2008, announced a major company milestone – over 3,000 of its 3D printed spine truss implants…

Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Put to Use in Life Sciences Studies on 3D Printed Micro-Objects

We often see 3D printing technology used in science and medical fields such as drug discovery, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine, for applications ranging from 3D printing pills and making hearing aids to developing…

Funding Granted to French Medical Device Startup to Industrialize 3D Printable Tissue Reconstruction Polymer Platform

Medical device startup Gecko Biomedical, headquartered in Paris, France, is working on an exclusive platform of innovative, synthetic polymer solutions in the area of tissue reconstruction. The company is dedicated to…

Robocasting: Amedica Corporation to Make 3D Printed Medical Implants with Silicon Nitride Ceramics

Along with all the innovations and novelty being introduced to the world via 3D printing, so is an unexpected education in materials. While learning about ABS, PLA, and also resins…

Arcam Sells Five Metal 3D Printers to China After CFDA Okays 3D Printed Medical Implants

All over the world people are living and working longer than ever before, resulting in a lifestyle that tends to be more active. However often an extended active lifestyle puts…

Researchers at VUmc to 3D Print Human Nose & Ear Cartilage for Reconstructive Surgeries

The 3D bioprinting space is developing rapidly, with several companies around the world leading its charge. Although it may be some time before we witness actual 3D printed human organs…

3D Printed Drug Delivery System Shows Promise in Countering Transplant Rejection

There has been rapid progression seen in the technology used to 3D print live human cells. Over the last four to five years alone we have seen the technology go from only…

Ultimaker 3D Printer + Laser Microfabrication + Stem Cells = Biodegradable Hard Tissue Implants

Currently FFF-based 3D printers are used for fabricating objects, and femtosecond (ultrashort pulsed) laser induced ablation (selective material removal by instant evaporation) is employed for precise material microfabrication. What if we…