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AMS Speaker Spotlight: Democratizing Patient-specific 3D Printed Anatomic Models

Robert Wesley, Biomedical Engineering Manager of Additive Manufacturing for Ricoh USA, will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 2: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling. From creating…

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2022 Predictions: Medical 3D Printing Is Disrupting Healthcare

According to Savi Baveja, HP’s Chief Strategy & Incubation Officer, technologies such as 3D printing and microfluidics are beginning to “realize the better outcomes that have long been promised of…

Digital Anatomy Creator Software Enables 3D Printing of Medical Models

Over the past few years, Stratasys has transformed itself from a two technology hardware OEM with a strong service offering to a company that has a number of software products…

RAPID + TCT 2021 Keynotes: 3D Printing in Aerospace, Medical, & More

At the start of SME’s 30th year of RAPID + TCT, widely known as North America’s largest, most important additive manufacturing event, AM consultant and writer Todd Grimm got things…

Stratasys Direct Expands Healthcare 3D Printing Services

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing announced the opening of a dedicated healthcare print center at its recently inaugurated PolyJet Design and Print Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The new addition expands the…

TIPE Conference 2021: 3D Printing Drives Healthcare Advances Amid Pandemic

The first-ever TIPE 3D Printing conference featured an inspirational all-female agenda of leaders in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The goal was to spur the next generation of women in…

New Silicone 3D Printing Opens up Applications for Robotics, Medicine, Wearables

The fabrication of soft devices is evolving further, with the completion of recent research performed by US scientists. With the results published in “3D printable tough silicone double networks,” the…

Researchers 3D Print Lifelike Aortic Valve Model with Built-in Sensors

In order to help surgeons prepare to perform procedures on patients (say that three times fast), training with 3D printed medical models has been shown to help improve the overall…

What Has the 3D Printing Industry Learned During COVID-19?

The challenges of COVID-19 have been a unique learning opportunity for businesses and individuals alike. As the world scrambled to react to the outbreak, it highlighted both the strengths and…

3D Printed Models for Training & Planning of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

A small gland (about the size of a small bean) located at the base of the skull, the pituitary secretes hormones and regulates the other major organs. Also known as…

Chinese Researchers Sustain Bioprinted Brain Cells for Four Weeks

In the recently published ‘Engineering of brain-like tissue constructs via 3D Cell-printing technology,’ researchers  use 3D models to glean information about neurology on numerous levels, from learning more about neural…

3D Printing, VR & MR for Better Lung Surgery Outcomes

Scientists from Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences have released the findings of their recent study in ‘Three-dimensional Printing, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for Pulmonary Atresia: Early Surgical Outcomes Q1…

3D Printed FibreTuff Medical Models Are Bone-Like & Anatomically Correct

FibreTuff, headquartered in Toledo, OH, has been at the forefront of manufacturing materials for bioprinting and medical use in recent years, creating a range of innovative products for fabrication of…

What Does the Future Hold for 3D & 4D Printing? Reviewing Current Processes & Ongoing Potential

Researchers come together to review both 3D and 4D printing, as well as exploring its ongoing potential in ‘Recent 3D and 4D intelligent printing technologies: a comparative review and future…

Plastic Surgery: 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applications for Craniomaxillofacial Operations

Plastic surgery can help improve quality of life, especially when patients are dealing with craniofacial issues – soft tissues of the face, like the nose and lips, and bones of…

Can a 3D Printed Model Improve the Outcome of Complex Tibial Plateau Fracture Surgery?

A complex tibial plateau fracture, mainly caused by high-energy injuries, affects the knee and generally means the person is unable to walk. If that isn’t hard enough, all kinds of…

3D Printing the Left Atrial Appendage for Better Closure Procedures in Surgery

Mia von Knorring, Areli Reyes, and Brandon Mukai recently submitted ‘Left Atrial Appendage Printing Procedure’ to the Faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University – San…

University of Hong Kong: Sterilization & Infection Rates in 3D Printed Models & Guides Used Intra-operatively

Hong Kong researchers explore the use of 3D printed medical models but advance in a more unique direction with concerns over infection. Detailing their findings in the recently published ‘A…

Researchers 3D Print Breast Phantoms for Better Training in Cancer Diagnosis

US researchers are looking for ways to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and the use of phantoms, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Imaging properties of 3D printed…

China: Smart Phones as Imaging Devices for Human Bones to be 3D Printed & Used in Education

Researchers from China assess the further potential for the smartphone in medical applications, outlining their findings in ‘Evaluating phone camera and cloud service-based 3D imaging and printing of human bones…

3D Printed Medical Models & Instruments: Impacts Continue to Grow in Musculoskeletal Applications

Canadian medical doctors Adnan Sheikh and Bruce B. Forster examine the growing importance of 3D printed models and instruments like surgical tools, outlined in the recently published ‘Holding It in…

China: Establishing Validity of 3D Printing in Pre-Planning for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Procedures

Researchers from China are exploring the feasibility of 3D printing for pre-planning of complex surgeries, detailing the results of their study, involving the data of 124 patients, in the recently…

Patient-Specific Anatomical Models for 3D Printing and AR/VR

Researchers from the US and Canada have released a supplement to their Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 hands-on 3D printing course, reviewing techniques for creating 3D printed cranio-maxillofacial…

Head & Neck Tumors: 3D Printing & Virtual Reality Aid in Surgical Planning

In the recently published ‘Combined application of virtual surgery and 3D printing technology in postoperative reconstruction of head and neck cancers,’ scientists from both the US and China collaborated on…