3d printed prosthetics

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…

US Researchers Continue to Improve 3D Printed Prosthetics for Children

US researchers from the University of Central Florida and Oregon Health and Science University have come together to review the history not only of prosthetics overall in the medical field…

Case Study: A 3D Printed Patient Specific Partial Finger Prosthesis

From the University of Nebraska at Omaha, researchers Keaton Young, James E. Pierce, and James M. Zuniga explore prosthetics made via 3D printing in ‘Assessment of body-powered 3D printed partial…

3D Printing in Africa: Kenya & 3D Printing

Kenya has been considered to be a hub for innovation in Africa.  Personally, I started working with Kenya in 3D printing technology with a Makerbot Reseller, Amit Shah who runs…

3D Printing in Africa: A Look into Egypt’s 3D Printing Landscape

Egypt has enjoyed a fairly good share of experiencing 3D printing technology and is making pretty good use of it.  Recreating Egyptian mummy faces and bringing Ancient Egypt back to…

Researchers Design Fully Articulated 3D Printed Finger Prosthesis

Despite the wide range of prosthetics available today, those with partial hand loss are often left out in the cold—and with a disability that often proves to be extremely challenging…

3D Printing in Zimbabwe

While the technology has been around for some time, 3D printing is still relatively new in Zimbabwe. Its full potential is yet to be realised, but both the young generation…

Kiwi Companies Partner to Build Tailored 3D Printed Training Prosthetics for Female Para-Athletes

New Zealand-based Zenith Tecnica, which is the only company in the country using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to make 3D printed titanium components, is teaming up with High Performance Sports NZ…

3D Printed Low Cost Amniotic Band Prosthetics Conform to the Body, Equipped with Electronic Sensors

The stories we have followed regarding 3D printed prosthetics over the years have been amazing, not only due to the incredible innovations we see coming forth from desktop 3D printers,…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 16, 2019

We’re starting with 3D software and medical 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to stories about some cool 3D printed projects. Sinterit has updated…

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….

Twikit’s Twikbot Brings Mass Customization Using 3D Printing To Prosthetics and Orthotics

Twikit is a Belgium based startup that makes mass customization software. The firm created parametric software that can be used to, within well-defined parameters, make unique 3D printed products. For…

3D Printed Prosthetics and Simulator Could Lead to Optimized Devices

In a thesis entitled “Optimizing 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand and Simulator,” author Stephen Estelle discusses an investigation of the use of an upper extremity prosthetic simulator for those who are…

Create O&P Co-Founder Jeff Erenstone Resigning to Bring More 3D Printed Prosthetics to Developing Countries

3D printing orthotic and prosthetic manufacturer Create O&P, based in New York, is responsible for creating the first medical-grade 3D printed arm for a survivor of the Haiti earthquake. Soon after this feat,…

Testing a New Type of Functional Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

With all of the advances being made in the development of prosthetic devices, there is still a lack of affordable, customizable, functional finger prosthetics. In a paper entitled “Development of…

Open Bionics Receives Funding from Williams and Others

Many organizations have arisen for the purpose of 3D printing prosthetic devices, but one of the most advanced of them is Open Bionics, a UK company that creates not just…

Interview with Prosthetist and Orthotist Brent Wright of LifeEnabled on 3D Printing Prosthetics

Amidst the hubble and bubble of optimism, money and growth, there are also people doing good things with 3D printing. Open source prosthetics are one of the most exciting areas…

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…

New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics…

MSF Hospital in Jordan Continues to Help Wounded Victims of War with 3D Printed Prosthetics

For over ten years now, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders, has been operating a reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan. Patients from many Middle Eastern countries who are…

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his own non-profit…

Project Nitrous Uses 3D Printing to Help People with Disabilities In Egypt

In 2016, Mohamed El-Hossary and Ahmed Mohsen were running a 3D printing service and marketplace called Etba3ly. When they decided to attend a Maker Faire, things changed for them. At…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed…

Hornbill Proudly Displays His New 3D Printed Beak

The Jurong Bird Park in Jurong, Singapore is home to several hornbills, including a Great Pied Hornbill named Jary. His name means “helmeted warrior” in ancient Norse, and it’s a…