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Speedy Software Design and Titanium 3D Printing Relieve Nerve Pain with Custom Spinal Implant

Speedy Software Design and Titanium 3D Printing Relieve Nerve Pain with Custom Spinal Implant

Thanks to its low density and high strength, titanium is one of the most commonly used metals when it comes to 3D printed medical implants for humans, and even for animals. In Australia, we’ve seen a 3D printed titanium implant used to improve a woman’s smile, and last year a cancer patient at the Sydney Spine Clinic […]

Thanks to its low density and high strength, titanium is one of the most commonly used metals when it comes to 3D printed medical implants for humans, and even for animals. In Australia, we’ve seen a 3D printed titanium implant used to improve a woman’s...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production runs. LiquidPlanner is partnering with P3 Group to deliver project management […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production...
Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

As part of a college program, a team from the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) in India has developed unique software, which helped them make a 3D printed ear in just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month to make an artificial ear, but thanks […]

As part of a college program, a team from the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) in India has developed unique software, which helped them make a 3D printed ear in just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month...
Metal 3D Printing Keeps Cyrano the Cat Landing on All Four Feet

Metal 3D Printing Keeps Cyrano the Cat Landing on All Four Feet

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an industrial 3D printing process, increasingly put to use in applications such as the manufacture of car parts. But EOS recently used its DMLS technology to manufacture parts for something much smaller than a car – a handsome cat from Virginia, named Mr. Cyrano L. Catte II. After being cured […]

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an industrial 3D printing process, increasingly put to use in applications such as the manufacture of car parts. But EOS recently used its DMLS technology to manufacture parts for something much smaller than a car – a...
3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat - in High-Resolution Detail

3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat - in High-Resolution Detail

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but I can’t imagine that your heart actually skipping a beat, or having any kind of irregular rhythm, is a good thing; in fact, atrial fibrillation, […]

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but I can’t imagine that your heart actually skipping a beat, or having any kind of...
Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic after he survived an unfortunate injury. Pete’s story is remarkable, and not just because 3D printing swooped in […]

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic...
University of Utah Health Uses 3D Images and Automated Drill for Precise Brain Surgeries

University of Utah Health Uses 3D Images and Automated Drill for Precise Brain Surgeries

Typically, I think of surgical procedures and getting my car fixed as two very different things, and they absolutely are, though both require precision and specific tools. But thanks to some groundbreaking research by a team at the University of Utah Health (U of U Health), a computer-driven, automated drill, like the kinds used to machine auto […]

Typically, I think of surgical procedures and getting my car fixed as two very different things, and they absolutely are, though both require precision and specific tools. But thanks to some groundbreaking research by a team at the University of Utah Health (U of U...
Madrid Hospital Successfully Implants Catheter in 3D Printed Heart Model

Madrid Hospital Successfully Implants Catheter in 3D Printed Heart Model

The technologically advanced Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, located in Madrid, has been a 3D printing technology champion for the last several years, implementing a hospital FabLab and collaborating with several other Spanish organizations to create a 3D printer prototype that’s capable of producing functional human skin. Now, the hospital, a public health center in the […]

The technologically advanced Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, located in Madrid, has been a 3D printing technology champion for the last several years, implementing a hospital FabLab and collaborating with several other Spanish organizations to create...
Siemens Completes First Successful Installation of 3D Printed Part in Nuclear Power Plant

Siemens Completes First Successful Installation of 3D Printed Part in Nuclear Power Plant

It seems 3D printing is touching every single industry under the sun these days, including nuclear power plants. Regardless of how you feel about them, they do exist, and they are here to stay. It’s important to continue researching ways that additive manufacturing technology can benefit power plants, as the advancement of metal additive manufacturing can help […]

It seems 3D printing is touching every single industry under the sun these days, including nuclear power plants. Regardless of how you feel about them, they do exist, and they are here to stay. It’s important to continue researching ways that additive...
Museum of Discovery and Science Welcomes Traveling Egyptian Exhibit, Featuring "Annie" the Mummy and Her 3D Printed Skeleton

Museum of Discovery and Science Welcomes Traveling Egyptian Exhibit, Featuring "Annie" the Mummy and Her 3D Printed Skeleton

One of my all time favorite movies is The Mummy…the 1999 version starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz (to all the purists out there, I’ve never seen the original with Boris Karloff, sorry). There’s just something about the story that gets me every time: clumsy, lovely librarian becomes intrepid adventurer, travels to ancient city with handsome rogue, […]

One of my all time favorite movies is The Mummy…the 1999 version starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz (to all the purists out there, I’ve never seen the original with Boris Karloff, sorry). There’s just something about the story that gets me...
3D Printing Reveals the Youthful Face of a 2,000-Year-Old Woman

3D Printing Reveals the Youthful Face of a 2,000-Year-Old Woman

It seems to be Mummy Week in the 3D printing world. Just the other day, we covered a story about a Maidstone Museum project that will use 3D printing to reconstruct the face of a 2,500-year-old mummy named Ta Kush. In Australia, a similar project has been completed by a team of researchers and artists at […]

It seems to be Mummy Week in the 3D printing world. Just the other day, we covered a story about a Maidstone Museum project that will use 3D printing to reconstruct the face of a 2,500-year-old mummy named Ta Kush. In Australia, a similar project has been completed by...
University of Washington Students Take on One Mammoth of a 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Project

University of Washington Students Take on One Mammoth of a 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Project

Located on the campus of the University of Washington, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is the oldest museum on the West Coast and boasts a collection of 16 million artifacts and fossils. Among its collection are the remains of a 13,000-year-old giant Columbian Mammoth that stands over 13 feet tall at the […]

Located on the campus of the University of Washington, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is the oldest museum on the West Coast and boasts a collection of 16 million artifacts and fossils. Among its collection are the remains of a 13,000-year-old giant...
Database of 3D Scanned Fish Now Contains Over 500 Specimens

Database of 3D Scanned Fish Now Contains Over 500 Specimens

The last time I received a fish in the mail, it was the result of a horrible practical joke. But not all posted fish are so poorly received. In fact, Dr. Adam Summers, University of Washington Professor of Biology and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is only too happy to accept incoming specimens as part of […]

The last time I received a fish in the mail, it was the result of a horrible practical joke. But not all posted fish are so poorly received. In fact, Dr. Adam Summers, University of Washington Professor of Biology and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is only too happy to...
For Hope & Faith: The Power of 3D Printing Helps Separate Conjoined Twins

For Hope & Faith: The Power of 3D Printing Helps Separate Conjoined Twins

Often, we talk about many new innovations and processes in manufacturing that would simply not be possible without the power of 3D printing behind them. From automotive to aerospace, many companies are embracing this technology, and are rewarded with better, stronger components that can be produced more rapidly and affordably. However, whether we are producing better […]

Often, we talk about many new innovations and processes in manufacturing that would simply not be possible without the power of 3D printing behind them. From automotive to aerospace, many companies are embracing this technology, and are rewarded with better, stronger...
Holding Their 3D Printed Heart is Helping Patients and Their Doctors

Holding Their 3D Printed Heart is Helping Patients and Their Doctors

The practice of 3D printing replica organs to prepare for long, complicated surgeries is starting to become a regular part of the operative pre-planning process. Being able to hold a physical replica of the exact organ that they will be operating on is becoming an invaluable tool for surgeons. Often it can shave hours off […]

The practice of 3D printing replica organs to prepare for long, complicated surgeries is starting to become a regular part of the operative pre-planning process. Being able to hold a physical replica of the exact organ that they will be operating on is becoming an...
Chinese Girl to 'Grow' a Brand New Ear Thanks to 3D Printing

Chinese Girl to 'Grow' a Brand New Ear Thanks to 3D Printing

Most of us take our ears for granted. Some of us wish that they didn’t stick out so much, and others simply don’t like the size of theirs. Regardless though, these rather strange body parts that are attached to the sides of our heads, play a major role in our lives. Not only do our ears […]

Most of us take our ears for granted. Some of us wish that they didn’t stick out so much, and others simply don’t like the size of theirs. Regardless though, these rather strange body parts that are attached to the sides of our heads, play a major role in...
Cranioplasty Welcomes 3D Printed Molds for Reconstructive Surgery in Russia

Cranioplasty Welcomes 3D Printed Molds for Reconstructive Surgery in Russia

Cranioplasty is the art and science of repairing defects or deformity in the skull. The reasons to perform this type of delicate surgery range from traumatic injuries to surgeries to birth defects. Dr. Ivan Ulianovsky of the Vologda region in Russia was approached by neurosurgeons at the Vologda Regional Hospital for assistance in the creation […]

Cranioplasty is the art and science of repairing defects or deformity in the skull. The reasons to perform this type of delicate surgery range from traumatic injuries to surgeries to birth defects. Dr. Ivan Ulianovsky of the Vologda region in Russia was approached by...
3D Printing Assists in Investigation of Death

3D Printing Assists in Investigation of Death

The benefits of 3D technologies aren’t reserved only for the living. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s (VIFM) Medico-Legal Death Investigation in Australia are working to demonstrate the benefits of producing 3D prints to serve as evidence in court. Members of their investigative team are regularly called upon to provide evidence and expert testimony in […]

The benefits of 3D technologies aren’t reserved only for the living. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s (VIFM) Medico-Legal Death Investigation in Australia are working to demonstrate the benefits of producing 3D prints to serve as evidence in court....
3D Printing Your Heart of Gold via a CT Scan

3D Printing Your Heart of Gold via a CT Scan

It’s probably not quite what Neil Young had in mind, but Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton has a heart of gold. Or at least, after seeing the possibilities for 3D printing available at Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio, he wants to print one. McNaughton’s idea is that clients would commission him to create an artistic heart […]

It’s probably not quite what Neil Young had in mind, but Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton has a heart of gold. Or at least, after seeing the possibilities for 3D printing available at Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio, he wants to print one. McNaughton’s idea is...
Damaged Spine Only Evident 20 Years After Injury, Thanks to 3D Printing and One Determined Man

Damaged Spine Only Evident 20 Years After Injury, Thanks to 3D Printing and One Determined Man

Medical advancements are leading the way in prolonging life, reducing pain, and ultimately increasing the overall quality of living for the average person. It is technology such as 3D imaging and 3D printing that is making much of these advancements possible. More than twenty years ago, a man named Paul Heathcote, who you may remember […]

Medical advancements are leading the way in prolonging life, reducing pain, and ultimately increasing the overall quality of living for the average person. It is technology such as 3D imaging and 3D printing that is making much of these advancements possible. More...
After More Than 20 Years, Man Finally Gets Diagnosis After 3D Printing His Own CT Scans

After More Than 20 Years, Man Finally Gets Diagnosis After 3D Printing His Own CT Scans

Medical technology is constantly changing for the better. Diseases, disorders, and medical conditions which were incurable years ago, are now beginning to finally meet their matches. We are continuously seeing new medications hit the market, capable of treating various conditions with more efficiency than ever before. With this said, however, there are still many diseases that […]

Medical technology is constantly changing for the better. Diseases, disorders, and medical conditions which were incurable years ago, are now beginning to finally meet their matches. We are continuously seeing new medications hit the market, capable of treating...
21st Century Self-Portrait by Joshua Harker: Now you too can have your own face 3D printed

21st Century Self-Portrait by Joshua Harker: Now you too can have your own face 3D printed

It wasn’t until the mid-15th century that artists really began to include themselves in their own artwork. An artist named Jan van Eyck is famous for creating the earliest known panel self-portrait. The date? Approximately 1433. Over the last 600 years, the self-portrait has become quite common among painters, sculptors, and other artists. Today, one may say […]

It wasn’t until the mid-15th century that artists really began to include themselves in their own artwork. An artist named Jan van Eyck is famous for creating the earliest known panel self-portrait. The date? Approximately 1433. Over the last 600 years, the...
UConn Researchers Use 3D Printing and Imaging to Recreate Antique Instruments

UConn Researchers Use 3D Printing and Imaging to Recreate Antique Instruments

Researchers from the University of Connecticut are using 3D printing to bring antique instruments back to life. After seeing 3D imaging in action at his medical practice, Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist, thought it would be a great idea to apply the technology to antique instrumentation. Howe, who is a doctoral student in music theory […]

Researchers from the University of Connecticut are using 3D printing to bring antique instruments back to life. After seeing 3D imaging in action at his medical practice, Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist, thought it would be a great idea to apply the...