3d printed bones

3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

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 can assess water quality; now, a research assistant with the university’s School of Engineering is modeling and creating 3D printable artificial bone grafts, and studying […]

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 can assess water quality; now, a research assistant with the...
Surgeons in China Remove Patient's Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

Surgeons in China Remove Patient's Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as far back as 2014, we’ve seen doctors perform surgeries using 3D printed vertebrae, and a 3D printed model for pre-planning, in places all over the […]

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as far back as 2014, we’ve seen doctors perform surgeries using 3D...
3D Technology Helps Democratize Science as CMU Studies 3D Printed Homo Nadeli Fossils

3D Technology Helps Democratize Science as CMU Studies 3D Printed Homo Nadeli Fossils

While millennials may be a study in the modern human species all on their own, when it comes to their role in science today, it’s one of taking initiative and strides—as we see now in another project emerging from Central Michigan University. Today the younger generations are eschewing numerous things many of us consider traditional […]

While millennials may be a study in the modern human species all on their own, when it comes to their role in science today, it’s one of taking initiative and strides—as we see now in another project emerging from Central Michigan University. Today the younger...
Ultimaker Makes the Case for 3D Printing Bone Models for Surgical Pre-Planning

Ultimaker Makes the Case for 3D Printing Bone Models for Surgical Pre-Planning

One of the fastest growing applications for 3D printing is in the medical industry where doctors are discovering the power of surgical pre-planning using 3D printed replicas of their patient’s body. Doctors have discovered that CT or MRI data can be converted into 3D models and then 3D printed as highly accurate three-dimensional representations of […]

One of the fastest growing applications for 3D printing is in the medical industry where doctors are discovering the power of surgical pre-planning using 3D printed replicas of their patient’s body. Doctors have discovered that CT or MRI data can be converted...
Naturalis Biodiversity Center: T. Rex to be Resurrected in Full Glory via Ultimaker 3D Printer

Naturalis Biodiversity Center: T. Rex to be Resurrected in Full Glory via Ultimaker 3D Printer

We all know what a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur looks like: a big guy with bad posture, sharp fangy teeth, creepy little arms, thundering thighs. Your vision of him most likely entails the nightmarish beast crashing through lush forest foliage making a dramatic entrance in a clearing, snarling and hangry as he looks for something to snatch up and […]

We all know what a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur looks like: a big guy with bad posture, sharp fangy teeth, creepy little arms, thundering thighs. Your vision of him most likely entails the nightmarish beast crashing through lush forest foliage making a dramatic entrance...
Doctors in Australia's Peninsula Health Hospital System are Bringing 3D Printing to the Bedside

Doctors in Australia's Peninsula Health Hospital System are Bringing 3D Printing to the Bedside

There have been a lot of news stories lately about advanced 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology being used to aid doctors with surgical pre-planning or to help them understand the nature of a specific patient’s needs. 3D printed hearts, 3D printed livers and even a highly realistic 3D printed brain have all been […]

There have been a lot of news stories lately about advanced 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology being used to aid doctors with surgical pre-planning or to help them understand the nature of a specific patient’s needs. 3D printed hearts, 3D printed...
3D Printing Rare Osteological Specimens for Education

3D Printing Rare Osteological Specimens for Education

When studying human bones, there are any number of issues that arise, not the least of which is the procurement of the bones to be studied. This difficulty is exacerbated when dealing with samples that represent rare or unusual traits such as the presence of extra bones or those with abnormal openings, known as foramina […]

When studying human bones, there are any number of issues that arise, not the least of which is the procurement of the bones to be studied. This difficulty is exacerbated when dealing with samples that represent rare or unusual traits such as the presence of extra...
Rebuilding the Rare Extinct Quagga with 3D Printing & Scanning

Rebuilding the Rare Extinct Quagga with 3D Printing & Scanning

A quagga looked like a cross between a zebra and a horse, and though there’s debate over whether a quagga was related to the plains zebra, some authorities have described the quagga as a kind of wild horse rather than a zebra. One thing is known, the quagga was perhaps the first extinct animal to […]

A quagga looked like a cross between a zebra and a horse, and though there’s debate over whether a quagga was related to the plains zebra, some authorities have described the quagga as a kind of wild horse rather than a zebra. One thing is known, the quagga was...
Chinese Researchers 3D Print Rabbit & Goat Bones for Implantation Using Bone Powder & Bio-glue

Chinese Researchers 3D Print Rabbit & Goat Bones for Implantation Using Bone Powder & Bio-glue

You can mark my words that one day we will see entirely 3D printed organs, bones, and other bodily tissues implanted into human beings. Perhaps it won’t be for another 10, 20, 50 or 100 years, but one day in the future we will surely see this breakthrough emerge. Some may say we aren’t all […]

You can mark my words that one day we will see entirely 3D printed organs, bones, and other bodily tissues implanted into human beings. Perhaps it won’t be for another 10, 20, 50 or 100 years, but one day in the future we will surely see this breakthrough...
New Doughy Material Promises 3D Printed Bone Repairs

New Doughy Material Promises 3D Printed Bone Repairs

It looks a bit like bread dough, and a new bio-material which can be used to fill bone fractures holds the promise of being capable of forming a bond as strong as the spongy structures of human bone – and yet still allowing needed cells and proteins to pass through. Researchers at the University of Nottingham […]

It looks a bit like bread dough, and a new bio-material which can be used to fill bone fractures holds the promise of being capable of forming a bond as strong as the spongy structures of human bone – and yet still allowing needed cells and proteins to pass...
Manatee Skeleton Recreated with 3D Printing

Manatee Skeleton Recreated with 3D Printing

Manatees slowly graze underwater in the wild, but very near the surface. They subsist on water grasses, weeds and algae to maintain their massive bodies, and on average, an adult manatee weighs between 800 and 1,200 pounds and can reach 8 to 10 feet in length. But while they are very large, they actually have […]

Manatees slowly graze underwater in the wild, but very near the surface. They subsist on water grasses, weeds and algae to maintain their massive bodies, and on average, an adult manatee weighs between 800 and 1,200 pounds and can reach 8 to 10 feet in length. But...
Military May Soon be Able to Copy & 3D Print Exact Replicas of Bones & Limbs For Injured Soldiers

Military May Soon be Able to Copy & 3D Print Exact Replicas of Bones & Limbs For Injured Soldiers

Sometimes I open the newspaper and I have to stop and pinch myself for a moment, to make sure I’m not having a crazy dream. This has been the case a lot lately after seeing how quickly technology has been advancing. Just a few days ago, I learned that next year, Tesla plans for their […]

Sometimes I open the newspaper and I have to stop and pinch myself for a moment, to make sure I’m not having a crazy dream. This has been the case a lot lately after seeing how quickly technology has been advancing. Just a few days ago, I learned that next year,...
Japanese Researchers Propose a "Bone Bank" to Stockpile 3D Printed Bones

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 was accompanying my mom when she’d go to donate platelets at the Cleveland Clinic. I’d watch a movie through the two-hour process, while she sat […]

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 was accompanying my mom when she’d go to donate platelets at the Cleveland...
Reconstructing a Newly Discovered Extinct Species of Crocodilian Using 3D Printing & Scanning

Reconstructing a Newly Discovered Extinct Species of Crocodilian Using 3D Printing & Scanning

First appearing over 83 million years ago, were a species of large, predatorial reptiles now known as crocodilians, with their tough skins, sharp teeth and extremely strong jaws. Today, there are around two dozen different species of crocodilians on Earth, most of which are commonly known and referred to as either alligators or crocodiles. These […]

First appearing over 83 million years ago, were a species of large, predatorial reptiles now known as crocodilians, with their tough skins, sharp teeth and extremely strong jaws. Today, there are around two dozen different species of crocodilians on Earth, most of...
U.S. Army to 3D Print Synthetic Human Skulls in Order to Create Better Protective Gear For Soldiers

U.S. Army to 3D Print Synthetic Human Skulls in Order to Create Better Protective Gear For Soldiers

Boooooom! A bomb goes off on the battlefield, and it is instantly proceeded by the unfortunate casualties of war. Limbs are lost, and soldiers are killed, yet not all of the injuries are an effect of bomb fragmentation. Many injuries to solders in the vicinity of an explosion are caused by the substantial and rapid air […]

Boooooom! A bomb goes off on the battlefield, and it is instantly proceeded by the unfortunate casualties of war. Limbs are lost, and soldiers are killed, yet not all of the injuries are an effect of bomb fragmentation. Many injuries to solders in the vicinity of an...
King Richard III's Entire 3D Printed Skeleton Unveiled For Museum Opening

King Richard III's Entire 3D Printed Skeleton Unveiled For Museum Opening

The ability of 3D printers to make near exact replicas of objects have led to a variety of amazing applications, especially for the use within museum exhibits. Over the last several months, we have covered numerous stories detailing how museums worldwide are utilizing 3D printing technology to make copies of their most valuable pieces. By doing […]

The ability of 3D printers to make near exact replicas of objects have led to a variety of amazing applications, especially for the use within museum exhibits. Over the last several months, we have covered numerous stories detailing how museums worldwide are utilizing...
University of Verona Hospital Uses 3D Printed Bone Replicas to Aid in Orthopedic & Trauma Surgery

University of Verona Hospital Uses 3D Printed Bone Replicas to Aid in Orthopedic & Trauma Surgery

If you have ever fractured a bone, you know exactly how painful it can be, but luckily bones heal quite quickly. After wearing a cast for about 6 weeks, a fractured bone should completely mend itself. With this said, however, all broken bones are not created equally. Some breaks require the bones to be set, and […]

If you have ever fractured a bone, you know exactly how painful it can be, but luckily bones heal quite quickly. After wearing a cast for about 6 weeks, a fractured bone should completely mend itself. With this said, however, all broken bones are not created equally....
Chinese Doctors 3D Print and Implant Shoulder and Pelvic Bone Replacements

Chinese Doctors 3D Print and Implant Shoulder and Pelvic Bone Replacements

Doctors in Xi’an, China, used 3D-printed titanium body parts to replace cancer-ridden bones in patients, reported China Daily. In three different cases, doctors were able to print and implant prostheses of a collar bone, a shoulder bone, and the right ilium of the pelvis. All three patients were afflicted by malign tumors on their bones that […]

Doctors in Xi’an, China, used 3D-printed titanium body parts to replace cancer-ridden bones in patients, reported China Daily. In three different cases, doctors were able to print and implant prostheses of a collar bone, a shoulder bone, and the right ilium of...