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3DFils Introduces Line of Silver Ion Antibacterial 3D Printing Filaments

In collaboration with the Scientific Park of the Miguel Hernandez University (PCUMH) in Elche, Spain-based 3DFils has developed a line of antibacterial filament materials for 3D printing. Called abFil, the…

3D Printed EEG Device Aids Spinal Injury Patients

For most spinal-cord injury patients, recuperation can be lengthy—spent in the hospital due to requirements for complex tests and accompanying technology. Working toward finding a better solution for everyone involved,…

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Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D Printed Nitinol Stents for Children

The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains…

Improving Medication Delivery Boluses with an iPhone & Desktop 3D Printer

Chinese researchers Dehua Kang, Bin Wang, Yinglin Peng, Xiaowei Liu, and Xiaowu Deng examine methods for improving the bolus, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Low-Cost iPhone-Assisted Processing…

Mayo Clinic: Considerations & Cautions in Pandemic Times Regarding 3D Printed PPE

William Clifton, Aaron Damon, and Archer K. Martin, all medical researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, discuss the lack of medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well…

3D Printing During COVID-19: More Information on ISINNOVA 3D Printed Connectors for CPAP Masks

In the recently published ‘3D Printing beyond Dentistry during COVID 19 Epidemic: A Technical Note for Producing Connectors to Breathing Devices,’ Italian researchers describe a new device which could prove…

AMS 2020: 3D Printing Metals II Keynote by Craig Sungail, Global Advanced Metals

The final keynote presentation at our recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies, held in Boston and co-hosted by SmarTech Analysis, was given by Craig Sungail, the Vice President of Global Research and…

Copper3D Antimicrobial Filament Device Attempts To Reduce HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding

3D printing startup Copper3D, based in Chile and the US, uses nano-copper additives, and adds antimicrobial properties to polymers like PLA and TPU to create antibacterial 3D printed objects. Last…

Costa Rica: Researchers Design 3D Printed Medical Device for Suturing Extremities

Our skin protects us from invading microorganisms and foreign substances, eliminates harmful toxins, helps to regulate our core body temperature, and is in charge of receiving both tactile and thermal…

Nanoscribe Technology Used for 3D Microscaffold Cochlear Implant

As a leader in 3D printing and microfabrication, Germany’s Nanoscribe continues to make strides not only in producing new systems and processes, but also in providing the technology and impetus…

Parkinson’s Patient Helps Develop 3D Printed Assistive Device for Eating

In the recently published, ‘User-centered design of a customized assistive device to support feeding,’ Brazilian researchers explore the design of a medical device for patients with Parkinson’s or other diseases…

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What Does the Future Hold for Additive Manufacturing for Medical Devices in 2020?

Personalised medical devices are often cited to create the greatest opportunity in additive manufacturing (AM). There are a number of notable advantages that AM can bring to enhance the development…

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…

Pennsylvania: Doctors Reconstruct 13-Month-Old’s Airway with 3D Printed Implanted Splint

A little girl in Susquehanna Valley, PA left Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital after spending her first 13 months there. The innovation of 3D printing played a major part in…

GE Additive Customer Uses DMLM 3D Printing to Manufacture Blades for Medical Cutting Device

As the population continues to age, the number of necessary hip replacements rise, which means we’re seeing more 3D printed hip implants and hip cups. Implanting a hip cup is…

Pakistani Researchers Create 3D Printed Drug Delivery Device

  Modern-day medicine has advanced enormously in methods for pain management in the last decades, and thankfully so for patients who are in dire need. If you have ever been…

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the…

Sutrue Introduces Two 3D Printed Automated Suture Stitching Devices

In 2014, medical device startup Sutrue first began developing a 3D printed suture stitching device that could help prevent needle stick injuries. Medical stitching by hand is tricky, because it relies on…

South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, and…

Carbon & LUNAR Design Collaborate on 3D Printed Intraosseous Infusion Device

After making a spectacular arrival onto the scene with their CLIP technology in 2015, Carbon is one of those super high-tech companies that has been relegated to the upper echelons…

3D Printing Medical Devices and R&D Tax Credits

3D printers are now being used to develop the next generation of life-changing medical devices. Due to technological innovation in this field, it’s now possible to print medical devices that…

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…

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high…

toolcraft and IFW Turn to Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology to Create a Better Bone Drill

By now, we all know that 3D printing technology has many applications in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices and prosthetics to printing patient-specific organ models and conducting valuable…