3d printed biomaterials

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, September 20, 2020

Buckle up, we’ve got a lot of webinars and online events to tell you about this week! Ceramics Expo Connect starts on Monday, which is the same day that IMTS…

3D Printed FibreTuff Medical Models Are Bone-Like & Anatomically Correct

FibreTuff, headquartered in Toledo, OH, has been at the forefront of manufacturing materials for bioprinting and medical use in recent years, creating a range of innovative products for fabrication of…

Bioprinting 101: Part 6 – Pluronics

Pluronic F127 Gel We are going to discuss pluronics today. We have covered a couple different materials within our bioprinting series. We will today discuss in this article the different…

Bioprinting 101: Part 5 – Bioink

For those of you who do not know what bioinks are, read this short excerpt to understand what they are and how integral they are to the bioprinting industry.

Bioprinting 101: Part 4 – Alginate

This is a short informational post on alginate as a biomaterial used for bioprinting.

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the…

3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments…

Dutch Designers 3D Print the Future from Algae

Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros don’t just want the world to be carbon neutral, they want it to be carbon negative. Instead of just curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the Dutch…

MIT Students to Investigate Medical 3D Printing Applications of New Citrus-Based Biomaterial

New materials for 3D printing are being developed on a regular basis, and a subset of materials developers are focusing specifically on biomaterials. Biomaterials are exactly what they sound like…

Bioprinting Organs: Researchers Create Less Expensive Bioink Based in 3D Printed Gelatin Hydrogels

3D printed hydrogels have had many different applications in the medical field, from delivering precise doses of medicine and making custom meniscus implants to engineering tissue so that in the…

3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten…

Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D…

Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at [email protected] in Australia

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne…

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Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not…

How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 24, 2017

For this Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take a look at copyright law, a 3D printer, new 3D printing products, a prestigious award and a group meeting, and…

UNM Researchers Developing Bone-Ligament Adherence Systems, Using Student-Built 3D Bioprinter

A couple of years ago, 3D printing entered the curriculum at the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Valencia campus, and researchers at the main campus in Albuquerque are now attempting…

3D Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs:  Where Are We?

Industrial 3D printing has been around since the 1980s and was initially known as rapid prototyping because of its most popular application – making prototypes for manufacturing.  The term additive…

Graphene Inks May Lead to 3D Printable Body Parts and Implantable Electronics

The physics researchers who discovered graphene said, while they were picking up their Nobel Prize, that its discovery would change the world. Graphene is not the first discovery said to…