3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition….

Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Leads to Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet was introduced in the 17th century, with the development of the first electronic hearing aids in the late 19th…

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How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and…

Vote for the Most Significant 3D Printed Thing in the World 2017

Soooo….a few weeks ago I released the definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things. It turned out that sadly some mere mortals did in fact disagree with me. I’ve decided…

Prodways Group Acquires Interson-Protac, Announces Two New Distribution Partnerships

For more than 40 years, French company Interson-Protac has been a leader in the field of audiology. The company specializes in ear tips for hearing aids and noise protection devices,…

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned…

3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned…

Earlens Corporation Ramps Up Production of Hearing Aid with 3D Printing Help from iBASEt Solumina Software

3D printing has improved the lives of people with disabilities in more ways than perhaps any other technology. Lately, 3D printed inventions for the visually impaired have been in the…


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