3d printed medical models

3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model accuracy using cardiac models as an example,’ authors Mohammad Odeh, Dmitry Levin, Jim Inziello, Fluvio Lobo Fenoglietto, Moses Mathur, Joshua Hermsen, Jack Stubbs, and Beth […]

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model accuracy using cardiac models as an example,’ authors Mohammad Odeh, Dmitry...
Researchers Survey UK Clinicians on Effectiveness of 3D Printed Coronary Anomaly Models

Researchers Survey UK Clinicians on Effectiveness of 3D Printed Coronary Anomaly Models

Researchers have come together to study the feasibility of using 3D printed medical models in detecting coronary cardiac anomalies (CCAs). Their findings were published in ‘Evaluating 3D-printed models of coronary anomalies: a survey among clinicians and researchers at a university hospital in the UK.’ As the researchers point out, 3D printing offers a wide range […]

Researchers have come together to study the feasibility of using 3D printed medical models in detecting coronary cardiac anomalies (CCAs). Their findings were published in ‘Evaluating 3D-printed models of coronary anomalies: a survey among clinicians and researchers...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2019

3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2019

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to education. Optomec has announced two new additions to its LENS series, and CRP Technology is introducing a new commercial strategy for its Windform composite materials. HP India is building a new Center of Excellence for 3D Printing, while […]

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to education. Optomec has announced two new additions to its LENS series, and CRP Technology is introducing a new commercial strategy for its Windform composite...
Barrow Neurological Institute: 3D Printed Spine Models Used for Residency Training

Barrow Neurological Institute: 3D Printed Spine Models Used for Residency Training

Researchers from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, came together recently to author ‘The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: Face, Content, and Construct Validity of a 3D-Printed Spine Model for Freehand and Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Insertion,’ exploring the use of a new surgical training platform. For the study, five models were examined for use in […]

Researchers from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, came together recently to author ‘The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: Face, Content, and Construct Validity of a 3D-Printed Spine Model for Freehand and Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Insertion,’...
UC Davis Health Surgeons Use 3D Printed Medical Model to Reconstruct Eye Socket

UC Davis Health Surgeons Use 3D Printed Medical Model to Reconstruct Eye Socket

3D printed medical models are improving the way UC Davis Health physicians are able to diagnose, treat, and educate patients, medical students, and themselves about health conditions, some of which may be quite rare and difficult to treat. The 3D printer UC Davis Health doctors are using is the desktop printer Ultimaker 3 Extended. It […]

3D printed medical models are improving the way UC Davis Health physicians are able to diagnose, treat, and educate patients, medical students, and themselves about health conditions, some of which may be quite rare and difficult to treat. The 3D printer UC Davis...
Researchers Discuss Health Hazards of 3D Printed Implants & Biomaterials

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. And while obstacles in technique often present themselves, hazards regarding safety, emissions, and toxins are often the topic of study. But what about hazards for […]

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. And while obstacles in technique often present themselves, hazards...
Researchers Study the Effectiveness of 3D Printing in Cardiac Phantoms

Researchers Study the Effectiveness of 3D Printing in Cardiac Phantoms

The heart wants what the heart wants, as they say, but in many cases, it may also want some help to continue performing its natural duties in pumping blood throughout the body and removing carbon dioxide. The many miracles of modern science allow medical professionals and surgeons to save patients by repairing issues with the […]

The heart wants what the heart wants, as they say, but in many cases, it may also want some help to continue performing its natural duties in pumping blood throughout the body and removing carbon dioxide. The many miracles of modern science allow medical professionals...
Chinese Randomized Trial Looks at How Useful 3D Printed Models Actually Are in Treating Bone Fractures

Chinese Randomized Trial Looks at How Useful 3D Printed Models Actually Are in Treating Bone Fractures

Chinese researchers are examining how 3D printed models can improve treatment of fractures. Chunhui Chen, Leyi Cai, Wenhao Zheng, Jianshun Wang, Xiaoshan Guo, and Hua Chen of the Department of Orthopaedics at The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University in Zhejiang explain their findings in ‘The efficacy of using 3D […]

Chinese researchers are examining how 3D printed models can improve treatment of fractures. Chunhui Chen, Leyi Cai, Wenhao Zheng, Jianshun Wang, Xiaoshan Guo, and Hua Chen of the Department of Orthopaedics at The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s...
UK Researchers Inspired by Astrophysics to Improve Imaging for 3D Printed Models

UK Researchers Inspired by Astrophysics to Improve Imaging for 3D Printed Models

Like cancer, heart disease and the many conditions surrounding it (along with other related systems in the human body) can often cause fatal complications, leading researchers around the world to continually look for better methods in diagnosing, treatment, and surgical procedures. UK researchers, I. Brewis and J.A. McLaughlin, at Northumbria University have recently explored 3D […]

Like cancer, heart disease and the many conditions surrounding it (along with other related systems in the human body) can often cause fatal complications, leading researchers around the world to continually look for better methods in diagnosing, treatment, and...
3D Printed Prosthetics, Surgical Planning, and Modeling at AMS 2019

3D Printed Prosthetics, Surgical Planning, and Modeling at AMS 2019

The second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” was co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing and held in Boston just two short weeks ago. In addition to two separate tracks for medical and dental 3D printing, keynote presentations on the democratization of medicine and 3D printed medical devices, two pre-conference workshops, and a startup showdown, […]

The second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” was co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing and held in Boston just two short weeks ago. In addition to two separate tracks...
AMS 2019 Day 2: Medical 3D Printing Keynote by HP’s Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy

AMS 2019 Day 2: Medical 3D Printing Keynote by HP’s Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy

Our second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, held in Boston and co-hosted by SmarTech Markets Publishing, is in full swing after Tuesday’s two featured workshops. This year’s AMS event, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” now includes a track each for medical and dental 3D printing, along with a startup competition, an exhibition floor with […]

Our second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, held in Boston and co-hosted by SmarTech Markets Publishing, is in full swing after Tuesday’s two featured workshops. This year’s AMS event, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and...
AMS 2019 Day 1: 3D Printing in Surgical Planning and Dental Industry

AMS 2019 Day 1: 3D Printing in Surgical Planning and Dental Industry

After touting it for months, it’s finally here – Additive Manufacturing Strategies, the summit that 3DPrint.com is co-hosting with SmarTech Markets Publishing, has begun. This is the second year for the event – last year’s was held in Washington DC, while AMS 2019 is currently taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in chilly Boston, […]

After touting it for months, it’s finally here – Additive Manufacturing Strategies, the summit that 3DPrint.com is co-hosting with SmarTech Markets Publishing, has begun. This is the second year for the event – last year’s was held in...
Swiss Hospital Will Use axial3D’s Software Platform to Improve Patient Care with 3D Printed Medical Models

Swiss Hospital Will Use axial3D’s Software Platform to Improve Patient Care with 3D Printed Medical Models

The award-winning, Belfast-based medical 3D printing and healthcare technology firm axial3D is focused on helping the global healthcare industry adopt 3D printing by using its patient-specific medical models to improve surgical outcomes, assist patients and doctors in better understanding ailments and treatments, and facilitate pre-operative planning. Now, on the heels of a new partnership with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, the […]

The award-winning, Belfast-based medical 3D printing and healthcare technology firm axial3D is focused on helping the global healthcare industry adopt 3D printing by using its patient-specific medical models to improve surgical outcomes, assist patients and doctors in...
3D Printing Helps a Five-Year-Old Girl to Dance Again

3D Printing Helps a Five-Year-Old Girl to Dance Again

Five-year-old Daria loves dancing, but that was imperiled when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare malignant bone tumor, in her right leg. The tumor was large, extending almost to her distal femur, so removing it while still allowing her to walk – and dance – normally was a special challenge. Careful planning was […]

Five-year-old Daria loves dancing, but that was imperiled when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare malignant bone tumor, in her right leg. The tumor was large, extending almost to her distal femur, so removing it while still allowing her to walk...
Researchers Create Better Techniques for 3D Printing Surgical Models

Researchers Create Better Techniques for 3D Printing Surgical Models

Medical professionals and surgeons around the world have been greatly helped with the emergence and innovation of 3D printed models that not only help pinpoint a diagnosis, but also educate patients and their families regarding health issues (often regarding diseases like cancer and tumors that must be removed). Ultimately, these models can be used by […]

Medical professionals and surgeons around the world have been greatly helped with the emergence and innovation of 3D printed models that not only help pinpoint a diagnosis, but also educate patients and their families regarding health issues (often regarding diseases...
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...
New Partnership has Stratasys and Materialise Producing More Advanced 3D Printed Medical Models

New Partnership has Stratasys and Materialise Producing More Advanced 3D Printed Medical Models

At RSNA 2018, the annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America that’s currently taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago this week, 3D printing heavy hitters Stratasys and Materialise are revealing a major partnership that will help further bring advanced, 3D printed medical models to life. This spring, Materialise became the first company ever […]

At RSNA 2018, the annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America that’s currently taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago this week, 3D printing heavy hitters Stratasys and Materialise are revealing a major partnership that will help further...
What is the Cheapest and Fastest Method of 3D Printing Medical Models?

What is the Cheapest and Fastest Method of 3D Printing Medical Models?

There are numerous applications for 3D printing in the medical industry, but one of the most prevalent is the 3D printing of medical models. It’s becoming easier and less expensive for medical professionals to 3D print models of patients’ anatomy so that they can plan and practice surgeries ahead of time, as well as educate […]

There are numerous applications for 3D printing in the medical industry, but one of the most prevalent is the 3D printing of medical models. It’s becoming easier and less expensive for medical professionals to 3D print models of patients’ anatomy so that...
Lowering Production Costs For 3D Printed Medical and Dental Models Through Desktop 3D Printers

Lowering Production Costs For 3D Printed Medical and Dental Models Through Desktop 3D Printers

3D printed patient-specific organ models are used in many areas of medicine for various reasons, including surgical pre-planning, medical training, and providing a better explanation to the patient of what’s going on inside their body. 3D printed models of hard tissues like teeth and bones have been increasing in use in the oral and maxillofacial […]

3D printed patient-specific organ models are used in many areas of medicine for various reasons, including surgical pre-planning, medical training, and providing a better explanation to the patient of what’s going on inside their body. 3D printed models of hard...
Duke University’s 3D Printing Innovation Lab Allows Surgeons to Create Accurate 3D Printed Medical Training Models

Duke University’s 3D Printing Innovation Lab Allows Surgeons to Create Accurate 3D Printed Medical Training Models

3D printing is becoming increasingly more accessible and affordable in many industries, including the medical field. We often see the technology used for the purposes of creating accurate training models and simulators, so that medical professionals can practice surgeries and procedures ahead of time – this not only saves on costs, but can also allow surgeons to […]

3D printing is becoming increasingly more accessible and affordable in many industries, including the medical field. We often see the technology used for the purposes of creating accurate training models and simulators, so that medical professionals can...
Mayo Clinic Finds 3D Printing Essential Moving Medicine Forward for Complex Surgeries

Mayo Clinic Finds 3D Printing Essential Moving Medicine Forward for Complex Surgeries

The Mayo Clinic is probably the single most famous medical facility in the world. It began in 1863 as the medical practice of William Worral Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota and under the direction of his sons William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo it became a medical clinic that has since grown to employ nearly […]

The Mayo Clinic is probably the single most famous medical facility in the world. It began in 1863 as the medical practice of William Worral Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota and under the direction of his sons William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo it became a medical...
BIOMODEX Continues to Build Momentum in 3D Printed Medical Models

BIOMODEX Continues to Build Momentum in 3D Printed Medical Models

The 3D printing of medical models is something of an art form, and it’s one that startup BIOMODEX does well. Based in Paris and Boston, the company provides 3D printed anatomical models to surgeons, helping them prepare for complex and difficult surgeries. BIOMODEX has seen a lot of forward momentum lately, raising $15 million in […]

The 3D printing of medical models is something of an art form, and it’s one that startup BIOMODEX does well. Based in Paris and Boston, the company provides 3D printed anatomical models to surgeons, helping them prepare for complex and difficult surgeries....
University of Alabama in Huntsville Students 3D Print Simulators for Nursing Training

University of Alabama in Huntsville Students 3D Print Simulators for Nursing Training

A dilemma in medical training programs is how to train students to perform difficult medical procedures before they ever have to try them on a patient. No patient wants to be a training case, but hands-on experience is vital if a student is going to master a procedure. Medical programs will use simulators for students […]

A dilemma in medical training programs is how to train students to perform difficult medical procedures before they ever have to try them on a patient. No patient wants to be a training case, but hands-on experience is vital if a student is going to master a...
Historic Surgery Uses 3D Printing to Remove Nearly 50 Tumors from Woman’s Uterus

Historic Surgery Uses 3D Printing to Remove Nearly 50 Tumors from Woman’s Uterus

A diagnosis of one tumor is bad enough – imagine being diagnosed with 50. That’s what a patient named Maureen was facing after suffering from abdominal pain for years. Her doctors told her that she had so many fibroids in her uterus that the only option would be to remove it in a hysterectomy. She […]

A diagnosis of one tumor is bad enough – imagine being diagnosed with 50. That’s what a patient named Maureen was facing after suffering from abdominal pain for years. Her doctors told her that she had so many fibroids in her uterus that the only option...
3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer and R&D Tax Credits

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to analyze and study a physical model before a surgical procedure is done. […]

Cancer research has evolved with the help of 3D printing. Doctors can create patient-specific 3D models of cancerous body parts to prepare for upcoming surgeries. Medical engineers can create digital 3D models on a computer and 3D print them, which allows doctors to...
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