3d printed implants

Interview with Kumovis: “We Expect Our 3D Printing System… in Many Hospitals in a Few Years”

The potential of 3D printing in the medical industry is still immeasurable. Even though, today, 3D printing for medical devices, personalized implants, and rapid medical prototyping is still in the…

MT Ortho Advances in Production of 3D Printed Prostheses for Cranioplasty & Bone Cancer Patients

MT Ortho, headquartered in Sicily, has been engaged in additive manufacturing (AM) processes since 2014; however, in recent years they have made accelerated progress in the area of customized prostheses…

MIT Researchers 3D Print Soft Electrodes for Neural Transplants

Why is the human brain spectacular? Filled with billions of neurons, it is impressive beyond the capability of any computer, fluidly taking in data, processing it, and acting—all with the…

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: Comprehensive Look at Craniomaxillofacial 3D Printing

There were a multitude of sessions and sub-sessions to follow at 3DHEALS 2020 (running from June 5-6, 2020), with over 70 speakers and four workshops, covering many topics on complex…

Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better…

AMS 2020: Panels on 3D Printing in Implants and Orthopedics, Regulation in Additive Medical Devices

There was much to enjoy and learn at the recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies event, held in Boston and co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis, especially with the addition of a…

Korea: Improving Implants for Knee Arthroplasty with Titanium Porous Coating in Direct Energy Deposition

Korean researchers are looking for ways to improve the materials used in total knee arthroplasty procedures. Design and technique have improved considerably in the past 30 years, but here the…

Scott Dunham: SmarTech Industry Forecasts for Metal and Medical/Dental 3D Printing

The 2020 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event ended earlier this week in Boston. The summit was focused on the business of 3D printing in medical, dental, and metals, so it…

AMS 2020 Startup Competition: Simulation Software, 3D Printed Bone, Hospital Labs, & More

I’m here in Boston, with the rest of the 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis team, for our third annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, titled “The Business of 3D Printing: Medicine, Dentistry…

Overview: Powder Bed Fusion for 3D Printing Optimized Biomedical Implants

L.E.Murr, a researcher from the University of Texas at El Paso, presents an overview of medical devices for 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Metallurgy principles applied to powder…

University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and Xiaoling Liu explore a new level…

Delft Researchers 3D Printing with Electron Beam Induced Deposition for Antibacterial Surfaces

In ‘Nature Helps: Toward Bioinspired Bactericidal Nanopatterns,’ Delft University of Technology researchers begin exploring the potential of synthetic bactericidal surfaces to help eliminate infection after surgical insertion of implants, many…

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that…

Researchers Discuss Health Hazards of 3D Printed Implants & Biomaterials

As 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and bioprinting have offered substantial new avenues for innovation in the medical field and so many other industries, there are bound to be some downsides….

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…