10 of the Most-Read 3D Printing Stories of 2017

At 3DPrint.com, we publish a lot of stories over the course of a year; 2,500 in 2017. As the news comes in and goes out to our readers, we take…

3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments…

Surgeons in China Remove Patient’s Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as…

For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in…

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…

Hunchback Woman Grows Almost 2-inches Thanks to 3D Printing & Advanced Surgical Procedure

It seems as though every day there is another interesting story coming out of China, involving both 3D printing and advanced surgical procedures. While laws in the United States are…

Chinese Student Receives First 3D Printed Thoracic Vertebrae Implant & the Surgery is a Success

Back in August, we reported on the implantation of the world’s first 3D printed vertebrae, and it was surely a sign of things to come from the medical field. Usually…


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