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Insights from the FDA on the Future of 3D Printing in Medical Markets

Insights from the FDA on the Future of 3D Printing in Medical Markets

As additive manufacturing has made its way into the healthcare arena, the technology has opened up new possibilities in the creation of patient-specific medical products such as anatomical models and surgical guides. Due to the delicate nature of these devices and the critical care applications in which they may find use, the US Food and […]

As additive manufacturing has made its way into the healthcare arena, the technology has opened up new possibilities in the creation of patient-specific medical products such as anatomical models and surgical guides. Due to the delicate nature of these devices and the...
FDA Guidance for 3D Printing of Medical Devices and Eligible R&D Tax Credits

FDA Guidance for 3D Printing of Medical Devices and Eligible R&D Tax Credits

The exponential growth of 3D printing technology and its application across various industries has been tremendous. In the medical field specifically, 3D printing has contributed to both clinical and innovative advancements. Additive manufacturing technologies have been applied to medical equipment, prosthetics, dental products, bioprinting, and pharmaceuticals. However, before these technological advancements can be utilized for […]

The exponential growth of 3D printing technology and its application across various industries has been tremendous. In the medical field specifically, 3D printing has contributed to both clinical and innovative advancements. Additive manufacturing technologies have...
17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we look into […]

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we...
3D Printers Used to Manufacture Medical Parts Should Be Regulated

3D Printers Used to Manufacture Medical Parts Should Be Regulated

As a company that has been inventing and manufacturing 3D printers and materials for 15 years, our company has had a front-row seat to amazing changes in the way things are made. We are also confident that much more progress is on the horizon, especially when it comes to medical applications. While the benefits to […]

As a company that has been inventing and manufacturing 3D printers and materials for 15 years, our company has had a front-row seat to amazing changes in the way things are made. We are also confident that much more progress is on the horizon, especially when it comes...
Stratasys Tells Us About Their New Expert Services Group to Help Manufacturers Implement 3D Printing

Stratasys Tells Us About Their New Expert Services Group to Help Manufacturers Implement 3D Printing

It’s been an incredibly busy month so far for Stratasys, which just a few days ago announced a large-scale collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create a 3D printing hospital network, and only days before that introduced two new 3D printing materials. The big news, of course, came at the beginning of the month when […]

It’s been an incredibly busy month so far for Stratasys, which just a few days ago announced a large-scale collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create a 3D printing hospital network, and only days before that introduced two new 3D...
Lloyd's Register Energy Partners with TWI to Launch Two Collaborative Global Projects Focused on Industrial Additive Manufacturing Challenges

Lloyd's Register Energy Partners with TWI to Launch Two Collaborative Global Projects Focused on Industrial Additive Manufacturing Challenges

Toward the end of 2014, Lloyd’s Register Energy (LR) announced a joint industry project (JIP) and asked companies all over the world to come together and discuss the issues manufacturers were dealing with through additive manufacturing techniques, as there was not a set way to prove that 3D printed products were safe. According to the London-based engineering, technical, and business […]

Toward the end of 2014, Lloyd’s Register Energy (LR) announced a joint industry project (JIP) and asked companies all over the world to come together and discuss the issues manufacturers were dealing with through additive manufacturing techniques, as there was...
FDA Video Introduces the Three Rs of Medical 3D Printing

FDA Video Introduces the Three Rs of Medical 3D Printing

It’s always exciting when 3D printing can play a role in making someone’s life better, and one of the very visible ways it does this is through the medical field, like with this 3D printed ankle fusion system, or this 3D printed titanium digital fusion implant. But you can’t get anywhere with some of these […]

It’s always exciting when 3D printing can play a role in making someone’s life better, and one of the very visible ways it does this is through the medical field, like with this 3D printed ankle fusion system, or this 3D printed titanium digital fusion...
Licensing with Open Source and Creative Commons: Not as Simple as it Seems

Licensing with Open Source and Creative Commons: Not as Simple as it Seems

The culture of sharing is deeply embedded in the 3D printing community. This doesn’t mean that it is universal, but rather that it is more of a choice not to participate. Sharing openly is seen as something to be declared proudly and its absence somewhat suspiciously regarded. A recent think piece authored by Michael Weinberg […]

The culture of sharing is deeply embedded in the 3D printing community. This doesn’t mean that it is universal, but rather that it is more of a choice not to participate. Sharing openly is seen as something to be declared proudly and its absence somewhat...
Dubai Sets Up Rules and Regulations for 3D Printing in Construction, Moving Further Along the Road to Becoming the 3D Printing Center of the World

Dubai Sets Up Rules and Regulations for 3D Printing in Construction, Moving Further Along the Road to Becoming the 3D Printing Center of the World

If any city is likely to earn the title “3D Printing Capital of the World,” it’s Dubai – and that’s exactly their goal. The city-state intends to become the global leader in 3D printing by 2030, and they’ve laid out a comprehensive plan to do so. The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy is the official name […]

If any city is likely to earn the title “3D Printing Capital of the World,” it’s Dubai – and that’s exactly their goal. The city-state intends to become the global leader in 3D printing by 2030, and they’ve laid out a comprehensive...
Gig-Manufacturing: The Ambiguity of 3D Printing Liability, or Who Is to Blame if a 3D Printed Part Fails

Gig-Manufacturing: The Ambiguity of 3D Printing Liability, or Who Is to Blame if a 3D Printed Part Fails

On the surface there are a lot of similarities between gig-economy companies like Uber and AirBnB and the future of 3D printing. The technology will soon offer people the ability to manufacture a wide variety of products in their own homes, but it will also, basically, transform consumer product companies into software companies. As we […]

On the surface there are a lot of similarities between gig-economy companies like Uber and AirBnB and the future of 3D printing. The technology will soon offer people the ability to manufacture a wide variety of products in their own homes, but it will also,...
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