3d printed bone grafts

3D Printed Coral Could Make for Viable Bone Grafts, Say Singapore Researchers

There may soon be a new method for creating bone grafts by incorporating coral materials into 3D printed implants. Currently, diseased or damaged bones are repaired or regenerated using one…

Researchers Study the 3D Printing of Patient Specific Hydroxyapatite Bone Grafts

Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral that is the main inorganic constituent of both tooth enamel and bone. In a paper entitled “Optimization of extrusion based ceramic 3D printing process…

Custom 3D Printed CT-Bone Graft Implants Coming to Japan and Europe

We first heard of innovative CT-Bone technology three years ago, when Dutch company Xilloc reached an agreement with Tokyo-based Next21 K.K., the creator of CT-Bone, to bring 3D printable bone into…

3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

3D printing research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan has previously focused on quantum 3D printing, a unique algorithm for creating 3D shapes, and 3D printed devices that…

University of Glasgow Receives £2.8 Million to Develop 3D Printed Bone for Landmine Survivors

Every year, about 4,300 people are killed by landmines. In 2015, the number of deaths was the highest it had been in a decade. The number of people injured by…

Zimmer Biomet Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Ankle Fusion System

There’s so much that can go wrong with the joints – particularly the ones that carry our weight. The knees and ankles are strong but delicate at the same time,…

EpiBone Uses 3D Technology to Grow Human Bones Outside the Body

The human body has amazing capacities for repairing itself, but it’s far from perfect; some injuries or deformities are too much for the body itself to make whole. For ages,…

Bacterin and Montana State University Announce the Development of a 3D Bone Printer

I’ve only ever broken a bone once, and it was relatively minor: a fractured wrist due to a sixth-grade softball accident. Even that small fracture was incredibly painful, so I…

European Countries to Begin 3D Printing Human Bones

The idea of 3D printing has taken a while to catch on in the realm of manufacturing, where it has proven to provide for large cost reductions throughout the manufacturing…

College Students Win Seed Money to Launch OsBot Human Bone Replicating 3D Printer

Advances in 3D printing technology have begun to have a transformative effect on the medical community. We’ve all read the stories of 3D printed hands and other prosthetic devices, but…

Researchers Find Iron-Manganese Alloy Material Viable for 3D Printing Scaffolding to Regenerate Tissue

One hears the terms 3D printing and scaffolding thrown together often in the long list of ‘what new technology can do for us lately.’ But what is it really, and what…

Japanese Researchers Propose a “Bone Bank” to Stockpile 3D Printed Bones

We’ve all heard of blood banks, and other similar stockpiles of necessary supplies for those who might need bodily fluids, like platelets. One of my fondest memories from my youth…

Improved Process Raises Prospects of 3D-Printed Bone Grafts

One of the health applications of 3D printing most often discussed is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones.  It is a promising idea,…