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,…

Astronauts 3D Print the First Medical Supplies in Space, Which Can Also Teach Us More About Healthcare on Earth

Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Julielynn Wong, a medical doctor, scientist, and the founder of social enterprise 3D4MD, and her ongoing project to 3D print medical tools in…

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…

3D Printed Splints and Arm Supports Bring Relief for Patients with Severe Arm Injuries

One of my favorite things about 3D printing is the fact that it provides the ability to make big impacts on the lives of a relatively small group of people. One…

NNIITO Hospital Teams With Zdravprint to 3D Print Splints, Bone Replacements & Medical Models

3D printing is beginning to make a huge impact within the field of medicine, as doctors, surgeons and hospital personnel are beginning to realize the benefits that the technology provides….


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