3d printed medical models

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…

3D Printing for the Segmental Scapula Prosthesis  

In the recently published ‘Application of a three-dimensional printed segmental scapula prosthesis in the treatment of scapula tumors,’ authors Linglong Deng, Xing Zhao, Chi Wei, Wengiang Qu, Li Yu, and…

China: 3D Printed Models Aid in Treatment & Surgery for Hip Fractures

Researchers from the Department of Orthopedics Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University have recently published a study regarding a more effective approach for…

Chinese University of Hong Kong Studies 3D Printing for Heart Disease

In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing in structural heart disease and intervention,’ authors Yiting Fan, Randolph H.L. Wong, and Alex Pui-Wai Lee, all from The Chinese University of Hong Kong,…

Anatomics Tests 3D Printed SpineBox with 129 Patients

Australia’s Anatomics has been a leader in 3D printing for healthcare long before such technology hit the mainstream, garnering worldwide public attention. Founder Dr. Paul D’urso, a neurosurgeon at Epworth…

Florida: Advent Health Nicholson Center Opens 3D Printing Protoype Lab

Advent Health Nicholson Center of Celebration, FL, has just announced the launch of their Prototype Lab, an innovative new medical facility meant to encourage medical professionals in taking their ideas…