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3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with…

3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event,…

Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total…

Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant…

Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us…

3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a…

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…

3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili…

14-Year-Old Creates Low-Cost Cancer Detection Platform Combining 3D Printing, Robotics, Computer Programming

Whoever said that kids are the future was pretty smart. Now that 3D printing technology is much more readily available in schools, libraries, and makerspaces, we’re seeing young, innovative minds…

Read Before You Vape: 3D Printed Screening Device Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Just as Bad as Tobacco Cigarettes

In season three of Friends, my favorite sitcom in the world, Rachel Green tries to help her friend Chandler Bing quit smoking, first by physically removing cigarettes from his mouth,…

Texas Researchers to Use 3D Imaging and 3D Printing to Help Pelvic Surgery Patients Recover Faster

Dr. B.J. Fregly is a mechanical engineer by background, but his work has affected the medical field as much as that of some medical doctors. Dr. Fregly has spent decades…

Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states…

3D Printer Put to Work in Developing Cancer-Measuring Transducer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 alone, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US, and I’m guessing that number is pretty high for…

UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who…

Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation…

Understanding Bone Cancer Tumors with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Flow Perfusion

One year ago, we heard about the work of researchers with Rice University, who used an OpenSLS 3D printer to develop 3D printed lattices for bone tissue engineering. The researchers began…

Microfabrica and US Endoscopy Partner to Create a Tiny 3D Printed Weapon in the Huge Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until…

Tiny 3D Printed Hydrogel Geneva Drive Internally Delivers Precise Doses of Medicine on Command

A Geneva drive is a two-geared mechanism which turns a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion, thus producing very precise ticks forward. It was developed by Swiss watchmakers, and…

Siemens: 3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection Rate by 93%

$95 billion company Siemens, the world’s largest Europe-based engineering company, recently revealed that 3D imaging technologies can detect breast cancer and tumors significantly earlier and more efficiently compared to traditional…

3D Printed Tadpole Endoscope to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

There’s a strong human instinct to avoid knowing bad news as if somehow that prevents it from being real. The consequences of succumbing to this kind of irrational desire can…

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

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…

Chinese Man With Rare Form of Cancer Receives First 3D Printed Sacrum Bone in Breakthrough Surgery

3D printing has played a huge role in making the impossible possible. This certainly has pertained to the medical field quite a lot as of late, as doctors from around…

3D Systems Announces First Virtual Reality Robotic Prostatectomy Training and Soft Tissue Model

You might have thought that you could skip this year’s Annual Meeting for the American Urological Association, taking place in New Orleans on May 15 – 19, but if you…

Man 3D Prints His Own Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Tumors Prior to And After Chemotherapy

One of the scariest things that anyone can hear coming from their doctor’s mouth are the following three words: “You have cancer.” Instantly panic begins to set in, and dozens…