Spineart Receives CE Marking for Titanium Lumbar Interbody Systems

Unless you are in the medical field, or have been the recipient of a 3D printed implant, it’s easy to overlook the impacts that 3D technology is having in the…

Researchers Mix Titanium and Tantalum Alloys to Improve Stress Absorption of 3D Printed Implants

Alloys made of either titanium or tantalum hold a massive amount of value within the medical industry, particularly when it comes to 3D printing patient-specific implants. Over the past couple…

A 3D Printed Skull Saves the Life of South Korean Woman

In the latest edition of “I’m sorry, they did what?” a team of South Korean surgeons has successfully transplanted a 3D printed skull into a patient. The 60-year-old woman went…

The REDAPT Cup: Smith & Nephew Unveils 3D Printed Titanium Hip Implant at AAOS Annual Meeting

For the novice just taking a first look at a 3D printer or wondering what the technology is all about, it often comes as quite a shock to discover just how…

Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae in History-Making Procedure

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer – any kind of cancer – is hard enough, but imagine being told that your particular type of cancer is going to cause you to…

3D Printed Titanium Cranial/Craniofacial Implant from BioArchitects Approved by FDA

A facial injury or deformity is one of the most traumatizing things that can happen to a person. There’s the inevitable social stigma, the discomfort with being in public, but…

Bangkok Surgeons Successfully Replace First Metacarpal with 3D Printed Titanium Bone

Those being introduced to 3D printing for the first time often see it as something akin to magic. With the click of a button we can suddenly make items we…

How, When, Why: A Guide to 3D Printing with Titanium

3D printing with metals has been around for a few years now, but as the technology and software that run 3D printers drop in price, it is starting to be…

3D Printing Gives Cancer Patient New Ribs and Sternum in First-of-Its-Kind Surgery

3D Printing Gives Cancer Patient New Ribs and Sternum in First-of-Its-Kind Surgery

September 11, 2015

Stories of 3D printing being used to create custom medical implants are becoming more and more commonplace. However, there’s something so akin to a miracle in the way that the…

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