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Robotic Bioprinting Platform Aims to Cure Gastric Wounds from Inside the Body

We’ve seen handheld bioprinters used to draw new cells onto bone and print skin to help heal burn wounds, and now a pair of researchers from China’s Tsinghua University have…

3D Printed Models for Training & Planning of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

A small gland (about the size of a small bean) located at the base of the skull, the pituitary secretes hormones and regulates the other major organs. Also known as…

Using Symmetry and 3D Printed Medical Models to Repair Bone Fractures

In a new study, a team of researchers from China compared the clinical outcomes of treating isolated acetabular (concave surface of the pelvis) fractures with traditional 3D-printed planning models and…

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible…

Dental Students Compare Conventional and 3D Printed Surgical Training Models

There are few things I hate more than going to the dentist. That’s why I’m always glad to hear stories of dental students using 3D printed training models to learn…

China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to reconstruct this…

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an…

3D Modeling & 3D Printing Can Improve THA Diagnosis, Classification, & Surgical Planning

The Electronic Presentation Online System, or EPOS, is the European Society of Radiology‘s electronic database for scientific exhibits. A group of researchers published in EPOS about their work using 3D…

Researchers Develop Workflow for Repeatable Fabrication of PMMA Craniofacial Implants

While 3D printed patient-specific implants (PSIs) are helpful in craniofacial surgeries, it’s not always a practical option due to high costs and, as a research team from Switzerland’s University Hospital…

Chinese Researchers 3D Print Peripheral Nerves for Complex Study Using Enhanced Staining

Researchers are using 3D printing for nerve reconstruction, learning more about how nerves work both functionally and internally in a peripheral capacity. They outlined their methods and results in the…

Bioprinting 101 – Part 13, Imaging Technology

Imaging Types We talked about the way phantoms are created within bioprinting in our previous article. In this article, we will focus more on imaging technology that makes all of…

Researchers Develop Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping Method for 3D Data Point Collection

Historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists have used 3D technology many times over the years to pull the cover back on history. There are important implications for forensic anthropology that come from…

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high…

3D Printing to Understand and Heal Hearts at Henry Ford Health System

To heal the heart, we have to use our brains — and the human brain understands three dimensions. The difference between a 2D CT scan and a 3D printed model…

Materialise’s 3D Printing and Imaging Technology Helps Medical Professionals in Clinical Trials

When it comes to medical products, whether it’s a drug or a device, almost nothing gets to market without being tested extensively in clinical trials first. It’s a long, often…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Dr. Dee Dee Wang, Medical Director of 3D Printing, Henry Ford Innovation Institute

As 3D printing makes its way into patient care, teams of medical professionals must become familiar and comfortable with the technology that can help to save their patients’ lives through…

3D Printed Hearts: Children’s Memorial Health Institute Uses In-House 3D Lab to Improve Patient Care

As a country, Poland has shown an expansive and impressive interest in 3D printing. From successful manufacturers like ZMorph and Zortrax to satellite and automotive companies, a unique and varied…

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…

Young Girl With Scoliosis Recovering Nicely Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides from Anatomiz3D

Scoliosis is one of those conditions that can range from barely noticeable to completely debilitating. I have a very slight case myself, and it doesn’t affect me in any way…

Materialise Mimics Enables Researchers to Study Tyrannosaurus Rex Further & to Identify Smaller Cousin

We certainly spend a great deal of time here at 3DPrint.com expounding on the virtues of 3D technology in regards to how it is allowing us not only to change lives…

PTE3D to Host 2nd International Interdisciplinary 3D Conference in Hungary

At first glance, you might not consider the country of Hungary to be a leading innovative force on the 3D printing front, but the Central European nation has garnered quite…

Sheepdog Knee Replacement Aided by 3D Printing

3D scanning and printing technologies are making enormous contributions to both the practice and study of medicine and this is no less true of veterinary medicine than any other area….

Materialise Introduces Mimics Innovation Suite 19 – 3D Medical Modeling Made Easier

To say that a lot of good has come from Materialise’s Mimics Innovation Suite would be a gross understatement. The 3D modeling software has saved lives by enabling the design…

Materialise CEO Calls for Improved Clinical Measurement Standards to Help Expand Medical 3D Printing

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology is steadily changing the shape of the medical industry, whether it be through anatomical models, guides, implants, or the many other applications that…