Researchers Test PLA CaC03 Composite Materials to Make 3D Printed Splints

In a paper entitled “Novel PLA-CaCO3 Composites in Additive Manufacturing of Upper Limb Casts and Orthotics—A Feasibility Study,” a group of researchers looks at 3D printing to treat upper limb…

Study Subjects Prefer 3D Printed Splints to Conventionally Manufactured Ones

Occlusal stabilization splints are prescribed for people who tend to clench or grind their teeth. They’re typically worn at night, and while some people tolerate them well, others find them…

EXO Splints Rehabilitate with 3D Printing – and with Style: Interview

Broken bones and style don’t always go together, but modern technology is changing both the means and the aesthetics of recuperation. 3D printed braces and splints have become more common,…

3D Printed Colorful, Water-Safe ActivArmor Casts Will Be Available Nationwide in 2017

We’ve seen 3D scanning and 3D printing used in the medical field as a way to make life easier on injured patients, like this custom sleep mask designed for a…

Reddit User 3D Prints Wrist Brace After Breaking Hand in Cycling Accident

When my oldest son was five or six, he fell down and injured his knee while running poolside in Florida. Although it seemed overkill, I followed obediently as the doctor…

Sensors Embedded into 3D Printed Casts and Braces Will Track Patients’ Progress

A team of researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia have devised a low-cost and portable technology which used 3D printing to assist patients with their rehabilitation following joint injuries and…


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