Delft Researchers 3D Printing with Electron Beam Induced Deposition for Antibacterial Surfaces

In ‘Nature Helps: Toward Bioinspired Bactericidal Nanopatterns,’ Delft University of Technology researchers begin exploring the potential of synthetic bactericidal surfaces to help eliminate infection after surgical insertion of implants, many…

PLA Derivatives Suitable for 3D Printing Biomedical Devices

In ‘Differential thermal analysis of the antibacterial effect of PLA-based materials planned for 3D printing,’ authors P. Maroti, B. Kocsis, A. Ferencz, M. Nyitrai, and D. Lorinczy explore the opportunities…

NASA Studying Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament For Use On Space Missions

A few months ago, Chilean startup Copper3D introduced PLACTIVE, an antibacterial 3D printing filament designed for the production of medical devices such as prosthetics and braces. The company pointed to the…

Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from…

Copper3D Introduces Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament for Medical Devices

Losing a limb is traumatic enough, but adjusting to a prosthetic device can be a brand new challenge in itself. Not only is the person getting used to working with…

3D Printed PEKK Structures Shown to Offer Superior Antibacterial Properties for Orthopedic Implants in Comparison Study with PEEK

Connecticut-based Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) first commercialized its proprietary OsteoFab process back in 2013; two years later, the company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 21, 2015

This week’s news we didn’t cover kicks off with a topic that so many printing enthusiasts love: printable figures inspired by artistic characters. We have printable robot files included with a…


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