3d printed anatomical models

Bitmap-Based 3D Printing to Create Highly Detailed Anatomical Models

Bitmap-Based 3D Printing to Create Highly Detailed Anatomical Models

Doctors need MRI and CT scans to further evaluate, and diagnose, medical conditions. These scans produce high-resolution images in a series of slices which show the details of structures in a person’s body and can later be 3D printed into a detailed physical model. Unfortunately, these images are so detailed that the part that needs to […]

Doctors need MRI and CT scans to further evaluate, and diagnose, medical conditions. These scans produce high-resolution images in a series of slices which show the details of structures in a person’s body and can later be 3D printed into a detailed physical...
Australia’s Regulatory Authority Delaying Implementation of Proposed Changes for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Australia’s Regulatory Authority Delaying Implementation of Proposed Changes for 3D Printed Medical Devices

The applications for 3D printing in the healthcare field are great, and the technology makes it possible to create and administer patient-specific solutions as well. However, all of these advances, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices, must be scrutinized and regulated to make sure that they are completely safe, and effective, before they’re used on people […]

The applications for 3D printing in the healthcare field are great, and the technology makes it possible to create and administer patient-specific solutions as well. However, all of these advances, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices, must be scrutinized and...
Nova Scotia Surgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Model in Surgical Planning For the First Time

Nova Scotia Surgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Model in Surgical Planning For the First Time

Last spring, Nick Rahr of Canada began experiencing some puzzling dizziness. His doctor conducted a brain scan, and told him that everything was clear, but a few months later Rahr contracted both bacterial and viral infections, compounded with severe head pain, and decided enough was enough. His wife was away, so he took a taxi […]

Last spring, Nick Rahr of Canada began experiencing some puzzling dizziness. His doctor conducted a brain scan, and told him that everything was clear, but a few months later Rahr contracted both bacterial and viral infections, compounded with severe head pain, and...
RAPID + TCT: Learning About 3D Printing in Point-of-Care Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT: Learning About 3D Printing in Point-of-Care Manufacturing

Continuing with our dive into this week’s busy RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, the third keynote, sponsored by Materialise and held Wednesday morning, centered on point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, a topic we’ve been hearing about more frequently in the 3D printing field as of late. However, this nontraditional form of manufacturing is not new, having been used […]

Continuing with our dive into this week’s busy RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, the third keynote, sponsored by Materialise and held Wednesday morning, centered on point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, a topic we’ve been hearing about more frequently in the...
SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D printers, materials, and technologies that will debut on the showroom floor – and a true highlight […]

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting, and the University of Delaware […]

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds...
3D Printing in Point of Care Manufacturing

3D Printing in Point of Care Manufacturing

Manufacturing is evolving, taking new forms enabled by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM3DP). For medicine, AM3DP has fueled a rise in point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, improving the patient, and turning doctors into manufacturers. POC manufacturing is not new. As far back as 1976, POC manufacturing used more traditional manufacturing methods at the Hospital for Special Surgery in […]

Manufacturing is evolving, taking new forms enabled by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM3DP). For medicine, AM3DP has fueled a rise in point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, improving the patient, and turning doctors into manufacturers. POC manufacturing is not new....
3D Systems and Onkos Surgical Partner to Improve Cancer Patient Outcomes Through 3D Printing and Virtual Surgical Planning

3D Systems and Onkos Surgical Partner to Improve Cancer Patient Outcomes Through 3D Printing and Virtual Surgical Planning

Onkos Surgical was founded in 2015 with the goal of creating quality implants and instruments to meet the needs of musculoskeletal cancer patients. Today, the company announces that it has signed a four-year agreement with 3D Systems to improve patient outcomes and advance the delivery of personalized surgical solutions. Through the agreement, Onkos Surgical will gain […]

Onkos Surgical was founded in 2015 with the goal of creating quality implants and instruments to meet the needs of musculoskeletal cancer patients. Today, the company announces that it has signed a four-year agreement with 3D Systems to improve patient outcomes and...
3D Printing Patient-Specific Anatomical Models In Hospitals Helps Doctors and Patients

3D Printing Patient-Specific Anatomical Models In Hospitals Helps Doctors and Patients

As we know, 3D printing can help to significantly improve procedures in the medical industry, specifically within hospitals. More and more, we are seeing hospitals around the world implement 3D printing technology for a variety of purposes, such as medical training and surgical planning. No two surgeries or procedures are exactly alike, and by embracing 3D […]

As we know, 3D printing can help to significantly improve procedures in the medical industry, specifically within hospitals. More and more, we are seeing hospitals around the world implement 3D printing technology for a variety of purposes, such as medical training...
17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we look into […]

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we...
3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as in more patient-centric applications. For more than a decade, the organization […]

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as...
New 3D Printed Organ Models Don’t Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

New 3D Printed Organ Models Don’t Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as does recovery. But there are still limitations to the 3D printed […]

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as...
The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printing Anatomical Models

The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printing Anatomical Models

Hospitals are beginning to integrate 3D printing technologies into their operations to better prepare surgeons for high-risk procedures. Practice makes perfect, but when it comes to healthcare, no two surgeries are exactly alike. Advanced software, medical imaging, and 3D printing technologies can now be used in conjunction to produce an anatomically correct model of a […]

Hospitals are beginning to integrate 3D printing technologies into their operations to better prepare surgeons for high-risk procedures. Practice makes perfect, but when it comes to healthcare, no two surgeries are exactly alike. Advanced software, medical imaging,...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in healthcare 3D printing is expected to reach $1 billion by 2019. Although it is mostly used for […]

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in...
GE Healthcare Researching Ways to 3D Print Medical Models With the Touch of a Button

GE Healthcare Researching Ways to 3D Print Medical Models With the Touch of a Button

About two years ago, GE Healthcare teamed up with Arterys to develop an MRI scanning technology that displays images of a patient’s heart in seven dimensions. While that is an impressive task indeed, we know that 3D printed medical models offer patients and doctors a little something extra: the sense of touch. For example, cardiologists […]

About two years ago, GE Healthcare teamed up with Arterys to develop an MRI scanning technology that displays images of a patient’s heart in seven dimensions. While that is an impressive task indeed, we know that 3D printed medical models offer patients and...
RSNA 2016: Materialise to Offer Presentations on 3D Printing, Workshops on Mimics Software

RSNA 2016: Materialise to Offer Presentations on 3D Printing, Workshops on Mimics Software

Each year The Radiological Society of North America hosts a global forum, drawing tens of thousands to their event in Chicago. Along with radiologists from 136 countries, medical physicists and a host of other medical professionals attend as well, with 2016 marking the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Wondering what that might have to do […]

Each year The Radiological Society of North America hosts a global forum, drawing tens of thousands to their event in Chicago. Along with radiologists from 136 countries, medical physicists and a host of other medical professionals attend as well, with 2016 marking...
Threeding and Artec 3D Team Up Once Again to Create Expanded Collection of 3D Printable Anatomical Models

Threeding and Artec 3D Team Up Once Again to Create Expanded Collection of 3D Printable Anatomical Models

In the 3D technology industry, we’ve seen a lot of productive partnerships between companies, universities, research institutions and other organizations. Few, however, have been as productive as the collaboration between 3D scanner and software manufacturer Artec 3D and 3D printing platform/model marketplace Threeding. The two companies have worked together on numerous projects for educational and preservation […]

In the 3D technology industry, we’ve seen a lot of productive partnerships between companies, universities, research institutions and other organizations. Few, however, have been as productive as the collaboration between 3D scanner and software manufacturer...
3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Aid in Sled Hockey Champion’s Spinal Surgery

3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Aid in Sled Hockey Champion’s Spinal Surgery

One field that has benefited more than any from the emergence of 3D printing is the medical industry. Whether it be surgical preparation, assistive devices, or bioprinting with stem cells, additive manufacturing has reshaped the landscape of healthcare throughout the world. In fact, it’s also helped one of the largest 3D printing companies to keep […]

One field that has benefited more than any from the emergence of 3D printing is the medical industry. Whether it be surgical preparation, assistive devices, or bioprinting with stem cells, additive manufacturing has reshaped the landscape of healthcare throughout the...
French Researcher Wants to Make Sex Education More Accurate With 3D Printed Clitoris

French Researcher Wants to Make Sex Education More Accurate With 3D Printed Clitoris

Sex education varies greatly from school to school, location to location – some places don’t teach it at all, while others teach abstinence only; some schools are much more thorough in terms of discussing safe sex and birth control. I went to Catholic elementary school, and I remember getting a textbook called Gifts and Promises, a […]

Sex education varies greatly from school to school, location to location – some places don’t teach it at all, while others teach abstinence only; some schools are much more thorough in terms of discussing safe sex and birth control. I went to Catholic...
Stratasys Helps Jacobs Institute Physicians Train and Prepare Treatment with 3D Printed Vascular Models

Stratasys Helps Jacobs Institute Physicians Train and Prepare Treatment with 3D Printed Vascular Models

It’s been about 27 years since the industry-leading 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys began their disruptive march on the global manufacturing front, and have become a household name in the areas of fashion, education, art and, perhaps most prominently, the medical industry. At the end of last year, Stratasys introduced their new Medical Solutions Group, which was built […]

It’s been about 27 years since the industry-leading 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys began their disruptive march on the global manufacturing front, and have become a household name in the areas of fashion, education, art and, perhaps most prominently, the medical...
4D Printing and Computed Tomography Scans Used to Enhance Surgical Preparation

4D Printing and Computed Tomography Scans Used to Enhance Surgical Preparation

Earlier this month, thousands of surgeons from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England gathered into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Annual Scientific Congress, an event centered around a series of workshops, discussions, plenaries, and master classes that cover a wide-range of surgical topics based on […]

Earlier this month, thousands of surgeons from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England gathered into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Annual Scientific Congress, an event centered around a series of...
New Zealand Researchers 3D Scan and Print Frog Skeletons for Anatomy Education

New Zealand Researchers 3D Scan and Print Frog Skeletons for Anatomy Education

Whether it’s an anatomical model of the human body or wild cats, 3D printing technology has proved to be a valuable asset for education on the structure and relationship between body parts. For instance, at the tail end of last year, researchers from the New Zealand-based Massey University utilized 3D scanning and 3D printing to […]

Whether it’s an anatomical model of the human body or wild cats, 3D printing technology has proved to be a valuable asset for education on the structure and relationship between body parts. For instance, at the tail end of last year, researchers from the New...
Materialise CEO Calls for Improved Clinical Measurement Standards to Help Expand Medical 3D Printing

Materialise CEO Calls for Improved Clinical Measurement Standards to Help Expand Medical 3D Printing

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology is steadily changing the shape of the medical industry, whether it be through anatomical models, guides, implants, or the many other applications that continue to become more widely accepted and used in healthcare services across the world. One of the top providers of the healthcare-driven 3D printing revolution is […]

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology is steadily changing the shape of the medical industry, whether it be through anatomical models, guides, implants, or the many other applications that continue to become more widely accepted and used in...
Nothing Short of Amazing: The 3D Printed Heart Library at Jump Trading Center Benefits Everyone

Nothing Short of Amazing: The 3D Printed Heart Library at Jump Trading Center Benefits Everyone

Regarding the power of 3D printing—which has led to an entire heart library—it seems safe to say that the surgeons behind it are certainly pleased as their knowledge base continues to grow and be shared, all thanks to a new program involving 3D printed heart models. Both doctors and engineers alike are involved in the program at […]

Regarding the power of 3D printing—which has led to an entire heart library—it seems safe to say that the surgeons behind it are certainly pleased as their knowledge base continues to grow and be shared, all thanks to a new program involving 3D printed heart models....
Alder Hey Is First UK Hospital to Use 3D Printed Model in Operating Theatre

Alder Hey Is First UK Hospital to Use 3D Printed Model in Operating Theatre

The UK’s Alder Hey Charity Hospital has recently raised a whopping £620,000 for its state of the art Research, Education, and Innovation Centre. This Centre, which opened in October 2015 and is being called the “Institute in the Park,” promises to be a cutting edge innovation hub for children’s healthcare technology. And when we, 3D printing readers, […]

The UK’s Alder Hey Charity Hospital has recently raised a whopping £620,000 for its state of the art Research, Education, and Innovation Centre. This Centre, which opened in October 2015 and is being called the “Institute in the Park,” promises to be...
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