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TU Delft Researchers Discuss Microstructural Optimization for 3D Printing Trabecular Bone

TU Delft Researchers Discuss Microstructural Optimization for 3D Printing Trabecular Bone

Trabecular bone, also known as spongy or cancellous bone, is one of two types of bone found in the human body. It is found at the end of long bones, in the pelvic bones, ribs, skull and vertebrae. Trabecular bone is one of many microstructures with spatially varying properties found in nature. In a paper […]

Trabecular bone, also known as spongy or cancellous bone, is one of two types of bone found in the human body. It is found at the end of long bones, in the pelvic bones, ribs, skull and vertebrae. Trabecular bone is one of many microstructures with spatially varying...
Additive Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates

Additive Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates

Additive Orthopaedics, LLC, headquartered in Little Silver, New Jersey continues to integrate biologics into their processes for patient-specific products for the foot and ankle. Their most recent advancement, delving further into the creation of 3D printed implants, has just received FDA clearance, allowing them to help patients around the world look forward to a better […]

Additive Orthopaedics, LLC, headquartered in Little Silver, New Jersey continues to integrate biologics into their processes for patient-specific products for the foot and ankle. Their most recent advancement, delving further into the creation of 3D printed implants,...
Aries-L Patient Specific 3D Printed Spinal Device Implanted for the First Time

Aries-L Patient Specific 3D Printed Spinal Device Implanted for the First Time

On Tuesday, January 8th, Dr. Samuel Joseph, Jr. and Dr. Andrew Moulton of Joseph Spine became the first in the world to implant the 3D printed titanium Aries-L interbody fusion device from Osseus Fusion Systems. The device features a proprietary multi-axis mesh and optimized micro-surface topology that are designed to facilitate fusion, as well as a lattice […]

On Tuesday, January 8th, Dr. Samuel Joseph, Jr. and Dr. Andrew Moulton of Joseph Spine became the first in the world to implant the 3D printed titanium Aries-L interbody fusion device from Osseus Fusion Systems. The device features a proprietary multi-axis mesh and...
3D Printing Facility for Implants to be Established at Hospital for Special Surgery

3D Printing Facility for Implants to be Established at Hospital for Special Surgery

3D printed implants have done wonders for many people with orthopedic conditions. In the past, “one size fits all” type implants often caused complications that required patients to have revision surgeries after their original operations. These patients could suffer a great deal of pain and discomfort because their implants didn’t precisely fit their anatomy. Implants […]

3D printed implants have done wonders for many people with orthopedic conditions. In the past, “one size fits all” type implants often caused complications that required patients to have revision surgeries after their original operations. These patients...
10 Ways 3D Printing Changed Medicine in 2018

10 Ways 3D Printing Changed Medicine in 2018

The stream of 3D printing news coming from the medical world is almost constant. From 3D printed implants to complex medical models to actual human tissue, there are so many developments happening so rapidly that it’s almost impossible to keep up. Look at what has happened in one year alone. A comprehensive review of all […]

The stream of 3D printing news coming from the medical world is almost constant. From 3D printed implants to complex medical models to actual human tissue, there are so many developments happening so rapidly that it’s almost impossible to keep up. Look at what...
Patient Receives a 3D Printed Rib for the First Time in Bulgaria

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 he had a growth in the area of his fifth right rib. It was a congenital disease that could lead to the weakening of the […]

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 he had a growth in the area of his fifth right rib. It was a congenital disease that...
Fraunhofer Develops New Plasma Jet Technique for 3D Printing Customized Bone Implants

Fraunhofer Develops New Plasma Jet Technique for 3D Printing Customized Bone Implants

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST have developed a technique that involves 3D printing bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable and variable in dimensions. Conventional surface treatments that use low pressure or atmospheric pressure techniques have limited penetration into the interior of bone implants, but Fraunhofer’s technique uses a […]

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST have developed a technique that involves 3D printing bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable and variable in dimensions. Conventional surface treatments that use low pressure...
3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Could Heal Devastating Injuries

3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Could Heal Devastating Injuries

Dr. John A. Svizek, a scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to launch a study focusing on how to heal broken bones with a combination of adult stem cells and 3D printing. Dr. Svizek, a biomedical […]

Dr. John A. Svizek, a scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to launch a study focusing on how to heal broken bones with a combination of adult...
3D Printed Dental Implant Shows Promise Over Conventional Counterparts

3D Printed Dental Implant Shows Promise Over Conventional Counterparts

Dr. Les Kalman at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has developed and patented a dental implant abutment system, but his research was stalled due to inconsistencies and poor quality of fabrication. As an alternative method of creating the system, Dr. Kalman decided to turn to additive manufacturing. He began working with ADEISS, a […]

Dr. Les Kalman at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has developed and patented a dental implant abutment system, but his research was stalled due to inconsistencies and poor quality of fabrication. As an alternative method of...
CITD Uses 3D Printing to Improve Success Rates of Scoliosis Surgery

CITD Uses 3D Printing to Improve Success Rates of Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is a disease with varying degrees of severity. Sometimes it doesn’t need to be treated at all, while sometimes a brace is required and sometimes it’s serious enough to require surgery. 3D printing has changed the way scoliosis braces are made – in the past, they were bulky, uncomfortable contraptions, but 3D printing has […]

Scoliosis is a disease with varying degrees of severity. Sometimes it doesn’t need to be treated at all, while sometimes a brace is required and sometimes it’s serious enough to require surgery. 3D printing has changed the way scoliosis braces are made...
Dog Recovering After Groundbreaking Surgery to Implant 3D Printed Skull Cap

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 an orange, and turned out to be cancerous. Patches’ owner was referred by her veterinarian to Cornell University‘s veterinary program, which in turn pointed her […]

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 an orange, and turned out to be cancerous. Patches’ owner was referred by her...
Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but due to the impracticality of studying the subject in the UK, she graduated with a degree in biology because, as she told the Radcliffe Magazine last […]

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but due to the impracticality of...
3D Printed Ceramic Implants Have the Potential to Restore Missing Bone

3D Printed Ceramic Implants Have the Potential to Restore Missing Bone

Patients with missing bone due to injury or disease have a couple of different options for bone grafts to replace it – autografts, which come from the patient’s own body, or allografts, which come from a donor. Both have the potential for complications, but researchers at New York University are working on developing another option: […]

Patients with missing bone due to injury or disease have a couple of different options for bone grafts to replace it – autografts, which come from the patient’s own body, or allografts, which come from a donor. Both have the potential for complications,...
Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from spreading in a setting where bacteria is rampant. As 3D printing becomes more and more prevalent in the medical field, it is vital to make […]

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from spreading in a setting where bacteria is rampant. As 3D...
The Impact of 3D Printing on the Medical Device Industry

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Medical Device Industry

In January of 2017, Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD, used Made In Space‘s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station to 3D print a finger splint for the treatment of mallet finger, an injury that commonly afflicts astronauts. It was an historic moment – the first time medical supplies had ever been 3D […]

In January of 2017, Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD, used Made In Space‘s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station to 3D print a finger splint for the treatment of mallet finger, an injury that commonly afflicts...
Patient-Specific 3D Printing with BioArchitects

Patient-Specific 3D Printing with BioArchitects

Four years ago, medical 3D printing was something that many people still didn’t know much about. It was beginning to develop through applications such as 3D printed anatomical models and patient-specific implants, but compared to where it is today, it was something that the average person outside of the 3D printing industry may not have […]

Four years ago, medical 3D printing was something that many people still didn’t know much about. It was beginning to develop through applications such as 3D printed anatomical models and patient-specific implants, but compared to where it is today, it was...
Patient-Specific 3D Printed Spinal Solutions by Anatomics

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Spinal Solutions by Anatomics

Australian medical device company Anatomics has a very prolific 3D printing portfolio in the healthcare industry, from assisting with a 3D printed heel bone to 3D printing the first titanium sternum and set of ribs and vertebrae. Anatomics founder Paul D’urso, MD, a neurosurgeon at Epworth Healthcare, began his medical 3D printing research way back in 1991, […]

Australian medical device company Anatomics has a very prolific 3D printing portfolio in the healthcare industry, from assisting with a 3D printed heel bone to 3D printing the first titanium sternum and set of ribs and vertebrae. Anatomics founder Paul D’urso,...
Patients Experiencing Better Recovery with 3D Printed Spinal Implants

Patients Experiencing Better Recovery with 3D Printed Spinal Implants

The spine is one of the most important bones in the human body. If something goes wrong with the spine, it affects the entire body – and there are many things that can go very wrong with the spine. Recent developments have made these conditions easier to treat, however, and 3D printing is a big […]

The spine is one of the most important bones in the human body. If something goes wrong with the spine, it affects the entire body – and there are many things that can go very wrong with the spine. Recent developments have made these conditions easier to treat,...
Researchers Test 3D Printed Lattice Structures as Implants to Facilitate Bone Growth

Researchers Test 3D Printed Lattice Structures as Implants to Facilitate Bone Growth

The advances being made in bioprinting and tissue engineering mean that even the most severe injuries have a chance at being repaired. Loss of bone due to injury or disease used to be a permanent condition, but that’s not the case anymore – medical technologies including 3D printing are now capable of replacing or even […]

The advances being made in bioprinting and tissue engineering mean that even the most severe injuries have a chance at being repaired. Loss of bone due to injury or disease used to be a permanent condition, but that’s not the case anymore – medical...
What Medical Device Regulation Might Mean for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants

What Medical Device Regulation Might Mean for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants

You would be hard pressed to find a sane member of society who would advocate for a removal of all oversight in the field of medicine. However, that doesn’t mean there is common consent regarding the who, what, when, where, why and how of regulation. A parent of a child who could benefit from an […]

You would be hard pressed to find a sane member of society who would advocate for a removal of all oversight in the field of medicine. However, that doesn’t mean there is common consent regarding the who, what, when, where, why and how of regulation. A parent of...
Centinel Spine Receives FDA Approval for 3D Printed Spinal Implants

Centinel Spine Receives FDA Approval for 3D Printed Spinal Implants

This year, Centinel Spine celebrates its 10th anniversary, but the company’s work has been going on for much longer than a decade. Centinel was formed from the merger-acquisition of two companies, Raymedica and Surgicraft, which were both pioneering companies in the development of surgical techniques and implants for the relief of spinal conditions. Centinel Spine […]

This year, Centinel Spine celebrates its 10th anniversary, but the company’s work has been going on for much longer than a decade. Centinel was formed from the merger-acquisition of two companies, Raymedica and Surgicraft, which were both pioneering companies in...
Zimmer Biomet’s First 3D Printed Spinal Implants Receive FDA Clearance

Zimmer Biomet’s First 3D Printed Spinal Implants Receive FDA Clearance

It’s not easy to get a new medical treatment or device to the market – and it shouldn’t be, as these treatments are affecting human lives and need to be 100% proven to be safe and effective before they’re used on people. The FDA has layers and layers of regulations and clearances that a medical […]

It’s not easy to get a new medical treatment or device to the market – and it shouldn’t be, as these treatments are affecting human lives and need to be 100% proven to be safe and effective before they’re used on people. The FDA has layers and...
Researchers at New R&D Center Will Use 3D Printing to Manufacture Early Prevention Implants

Researchers at New R&D Center Will Use 3D Printing to Manufacture Early Prevention Implants

3D printed implants have been used in all kinds of surgeries, from dental, facial, and spinal to the chest, ears, and hips. But the thing about implants, whether they’re 3D printed or not, is that typically, when they’re brought into use, doctors are treating a disease or other medical issue that’s already progressed too far […]

3D printed implants have been used in all kinds of surgeries, from dental, facial, and spinal to the chest, ears, and hips. But the thing about implants, whether they’re 3D printed or not, is that typically, when they’re brought into use, doctors are...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 22, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 22, 2018

We’ve got both business and medical news to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. PostProcess is expanding its channel partner coverage across North America, while Sciaky has received an order for several of its EBAM 3D printers, and MTU Aero Engines is increasing its efforts in the additive manufacturing field. Orthopedic company OTN has […]

We’ve got both business and medical news to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. PostProcess is expanding its channel partner coverage across North America, while Sciaky has received an order for several of its EBAM 3D printers, and MTU Aero Engines...
Nanochon Grows Quickly and Offers Healing with 3D Printed Cartilage Implants

Nanochon Grows Quickly and Offers Healing with 3D Printed Cartilage Implants

Many 3D printing conferences these days have something in common – a startup competition of some sorts. These competitions are often a highlight of conferences as they showcase the promising young companies coming up in the industry, as well as give those companies a boost in the form of investment funding. At the recent 3DHEALS […]

Many 3D printing conferences these days have something in common – a startup competition of some sorts. These competitions are often a highlight of conferences as they showcase the promising young companies coming up in the industry, as well as give those...
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