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3D Printed Implant Device Stimulates Nerves in Bird Brain for Possible Treatment of Human Diseases

Using a new 3D printed microscale implantable device, a team of researchers successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations in the peripheral nervous system of birds. Thanks to a customized…

Exactech Transitions from EBM to Laser 3D Printing Implants for Shoulders

Orthopedic implant device maker Exactech wants to scale up the production of its Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder implant by switching from electron beam metal additive manufacturing to direct metal 3D printing…

3D Printed Guide and Titanium Implant Help Surgeons Reconstruct Patient’s Pelvic Bone

Cancer patients with pelvic sarcomas need a large bone transplantation and implant fixation after resection of the bone defect, but complex implant systems often fall apart in many patients shortly…

Singapore: World’s First 3D Printed Polymer Ribcage Reconstruction

Australia based Anatomics was an early pioneer in using 3D printing for surgeries. Under Neurosurgeon Paul D’Urso the firm has done a lot of work in personalized implants, surgical planning…

UK Heart Patient Undergoes Rare Surgery for 3D Printed Titanium Sternum

A Fleetwood, Lancashire woman in the UK is enjoying better health today, able to perform daily tasks at home, not flinching when she coughs or sneezes—but best of all, she…

A Window Into the Brain: Transparent 3D Printed Mouse Skulls for Alzheimer’s Research

There’s a long way to go to understanding the brain. So many questions remain unanswered, yet so much research is being done, like the former U.S. administration’s ambitious project, which…

Australian Man Receives 3D Printed Titanium Replacement for Sternum

Walter Santos of Australia is living much more comfortably now, thanks to a 3D printed titanium implant in his sternum. The device, developed by Dr. Michael Harden at Royal North Shore…

3D Printing Africa: South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector

If there is one country Africa that has seriously ventured into the 3D printing sector with active participation, it is South Africa. Since 2012, the country at the located at…

Patient Receives a 3D Printed Rib for the First Time in Bulgaria

35-year-old Ivaylo Josifov was an active, healthy individual who thought he only had a case of tonsillitis when he went to the doctor recently. A chest X-ray, however, showed that…

Dog Recovering After Groundbreaking Surgery to Implant 3D Printed Skull Cap

Patches is a nine-year-old dachshund who, for years, had a small and apparently harmless bump on her head. Recently, however, that bump began growing until it became the size of…

Dog with Tumor to Benefit from 3D Printed Implant

Bliss, a two-year-old dog from Texas, wasn’t living such a blissful existence for a while. The pup was suffering from a rare skull tumor that gave her head a deformed…

Another First in India: 3D Printed Titanium Implant Helps Man Regain Mobility

Amit Bhanot of India was, in his own words, “a perfectly normal kid who enjoyed bicycling, playing cricket and other sports” until 1991, when he began feeling a sharp pain…

First 3D Printed Chest Implant in Wales Carried Out at Morriston Hospital

71-year-old Peter Maggs of Wales had no idea he had cancer when he went to the doctor for what he thought was a cyst in his chest. There was no…

Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Put to Use in Life Sciences Studies on 3D Printed Micro-Objects

We often see 3D printing technology used in science and medical fields such as drug discovery, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine, for applications ranging from 3D printing pills and making hearing aids to developing…

Chinese Hospital Uses 3D Printed Tantalum Implant in Successful Knee Replacement Surgery

I remember years ago, when my grandfather had double knee replacement surgery, it took him a pretty long time to recover. But, thanks to 3D printing technology, the recovery time…

Bernese Mountain Dog Receives 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implant

Humans are the only animals that take on pets and the profound connections that we develop with our animal companions mean that we want to do everything in our power…

“3D Printing and Personalized Healthcare is Here to Stay” – Anatomics Shares Deeper Look at US-First 3D Printed Implant, Regulatory Environment

When in 2015 a 3D printed titanium sternum implant provided custom care to a Spanish cancer patient, it wasn’t just an impressive medical achievement for the books; the patient-specific implant…

Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant…

3D Printed Composite Sternum and Rib Cage Implanted for the First Time in the US

Chondrosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the bones and joints and is resistant to traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. It requires surgical removal, and…

3D Printed Shoulder Implant Helps Patient Move Forward After Shooting Tragedy

While we usually depend on research scientists and doctors to come forth with innovative treatment methods, sometimes the patients are the ones who come up with the plan—and especially after…

Metal 3D Printing Keeps Cyrano the Cat Landing on All Four Feet

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an industrial 3D printing process, increasingly put to use in applications such as the manufacture of car parts. But EOS recently used its DMLS technology…

New Jersey Man Receives 3D Printed PEEK Skull Implant

3D printing is in the news so often today that it is not uncommon now for it to come up in conversation with just about anyone. And while the naysaying…

Study Shows 3D Printing Technology’s Feasibility in Pelvic Implants

A research team from the Peking University People’s Hospital and Key Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Tumor of Beijing has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of 3D printing technology in pelvic endoprostheses. By definition,…

Australian Woman’s Smile is Restored by 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant

Susie Robinson was 20 years old when the car she was driving went off the road and crashed into a tree one evening in 1989. The policeman who arrived on…