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Australian Researchers Compare Nose Bolus Made with Traditional Wax Method and 3D Printing

Boluses are used often to protect the body from radiotherapy targeted at specific areas, and 3D printing can help streamline their production. Four Australian researchers published a paper, titled “Comparison…

What microCT Scanning Can Do for Additive Manufacturing

X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become widely used as a way to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for dimensional measurement and porosity analysis. In a paper entitled “X-Ray…

Do Higher Print Temperatures Lead to Better FDM PLA 3D Printed Parts?

Many factors impact the quality of 3D printed parts, and as the technology is used more and more for production of final parts rather than just prototyping, it is necessary…

Examining the Effectiveness of CT Metrology for Measuring Manufactured Parts

X-ray computed tomography, also known as CT or CAT scan, has been used for years in the medical field. More recently, manufacturers have begun using it to measure a part’s…

Researchers Develop and Test 3D Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training To Help Make Your Next Epidural or Surgery Safer

It’s always easier for doctors, surgeons, and nurses to perform a procedure on a patient if they’ve practiced it a time or two. We’ve seen 3D printed medical simulators for…

CT Scanning Proves to be an Effective Method for Qualifying 3D Printed Parts

Many things can go wrong with an additively manufactured part, and those things are not always visible. Particularly in powder-based 3D printing, there are several things that can happen during…

INTERAQCT Project Works to Improve CT for Quality Testing of 3D Printed Parts

Quality control is a necessity in manufacturing, but it’s not always easy – especially when it comes to advanced manufacturing techniques, which can result in complex internal geometries that aren’t…

Using 3D Technologies to Examine Rare Specimens of the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

In 1936, the last known Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity at Hobart Zoo; locked out of its shelter, it was unable to survive the extreme daytime heat and below-freezing nighttime…

3D Images of 20,000 Vertebrates Open Source with oVert Museum Specimen Initiative

While 3D scanning has been used to solve a murder case and recreate a metal passenger aircraft, among other things, it’s really making a positive impact for museums. But I’m…

Recreating Ancient Heritage Through 3D Printing

In the 19th century, an Austrian mine operator named Johann Georg Ramsauer working near Hallstatt, Austria encountered a sizable prehistoric cemetery containing more than 1,000 burial sites. The graves were…

GE Healthcare Researching Ways to 3D Print Medical Models With the Touch of a Button

About two years ago, GE Healthcare teamed up with Arterys to develop an MRI scanning technology that displays images of a patient’s heart in seven dimensions. While that is an…

Surgeon Calls On Materialise Mimics Software to Create 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for a Complex Wrist Osteotomy

Any type of surgery, from the simplest to the more complex, brings potential risks with it; any number of things can go wrong. That’s why Alistair Phillips, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon…

Graduate Students 3D Print Exhibit Highlighting Climate Changes Effect on Vulnerable Ocean-Based Organisms

We all know of the societal impact that 3D printing technology has had on various fields, from prototyping to medical research, but one vital application that is generally swept under…

University of Washington Professor Wants to Scan Every Fish in Existence (and 3D Print a Few, Too)

If you’ve ever stood on the shore of the ocean, especially at high tide, you may have noticed each wave carrying in an assortment of glittering fishes. Silver or white,…

Ancient Japanese Vase Perfectly Recreated Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

In the Neolithic era, Japan was home to a culture of people known as the Jōmon. A race of hunter-gatherers, the Jōmon are known for their distinctive pottery, which is, according to…

Museum Exhibit Displays 3D Printed Mummies

What do sarcophagi, 3D printing, and beer mugs have to do with each other? No, it’s not a theme for a new restaurant, it’s a traveling exhibit currently in residence at…

Studying the Fossil Record Using 3D Technologies and Reality Computing

If you lived in Scotland over 410 million years ago, you might have seen a creature called a trigonotarbid, a member of a now extinct group of arachnids. Assuming, however,…