3d printed prostheses

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…

3D Printing Healthcare Applications for the Elderly

3D printing has many applications in the healthcare industry, as it allows users to fabricate complex, cost-effective, patient-specific devices on-demand. In the same vein, 3D bioprinting is important for applications…

Peking University Third Hospital: Case Study of Five Patients with 3D Printed Micro-Porous Prostheses

Researchers from Peking University Third Hospital are focusing on the benefits of 3D printing in orthopedics, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘An innovate strategy to treat large metaphyseal…

Exploring the Benefits of 3D Printing for Hip Joints

In the recently published ‘Clinical Applications of 3-Dimensional Printing Technology in Hip Joint,’ authors Run‐zhi Xia BS, Zan‐jing Zhai MD, Yong‐yun Chang BS, and Hui‐wu Li MD explore current research…

3D Printed Color, Soft-Tissue Maxillofacial Prosthetics Offer Many Benefits to Patients Today

Researchers Faraedon M. Zardawi and Kaida Xiao have recently published a paper, ‘Optimization of Maxillofacial Prosthesis,’ delving into anaplastology and the positive impacts of 3D printed prostheses. Here, the authors…

3D Printing Pioneer Interview With Lars Brouwers on 3D Printing for Complex Fractures and Helping in Sierra Leone

Lars Brouwers is a surgeon in training and a researcher at the Radboudumc and the Elisabeth-Tweesteden hospital. He investigates the value of 3D printing and Virtual Reality in the treatment…

VA Takes On Shoulder Surgery Using 3D Printed Models

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been one of the country’s biggest and busiest embracers of 3D printing. Making headlines seemingly every few months for the steady…

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….

Student Uses 3D Printing to Develop Vocal Prosthetic

Cancer of the larynx is treatable, but it sometimes requires removing the larynx altogether, leaving the patient unable to speak. There are, however, vocal prostheses that can be implanted to…

Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands

3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a…

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Allow for Production of Lifelike Facial Prosthetics

Losing any part of the body is traumatic, but there is perhaps nothing more traumatic than losing or damaging part of the face. The face is the first thing everyone…

BASF and Essentium Deliver Super-Strong 3D Printed Prosthetic Socket

The partnership between BASF and Essentium Materials has already yielded some brand new 3D printing materials, and now the two companies are turning their attention toward something even more important:…

Open Bionics Introduces the Hero Arm: First-Ever Medically Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm Available Soon

There are few organizations more exciting and inspiring than Open Bionics. The UK company has been working on the creation of 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms since 2014 – and…

Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and…

Venus with Arms: Outfitting Statues with 3D Printed Prosthetics to Raise Awareness

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most well-known sculptures in the world. Depicting a woman, thought to be the goddess Aphrodite or…

University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most…

Australia’s First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

While greyhounds can also be wonderful, affectionate pets, most people know them as the dogs that run fast. Greyhounds are, indeed, incredibly fast, but Millie, a young greyhound in Australia,…

Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the…

EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the…

World’s First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that…

3D Printing Helps Lucky Dog Walk on All Four Legs

The Irish Retriever Rescue (IRR) is a collaboration between dog lovers in the UK and Ireland who are committed to rescuing abandoned, unwanted or abused golden retrievers. More than 100 dogs…

Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: With so much going on in 3D printing these days, 3DPrint.com is moving from featuring one news roundup each week to two. While we’d been calling these features Stories…

Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting…