Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process,…

Understanding Vertigo by 3D Printing the Inner Ear

Vertigo is a truly awful condition in which a person feels as though his or her surroundings are moving or spinning. It can be nauseating and debilitating, and there are…

Cardiac Experts Make Case for Increased Use of 3D Printed Heart Models

Dr. Matthew Bramlet discovered 3D printing back in 2009, and not long after that the pediatric cardiologist was 3D printing his first heart model. Amazed at the way the patient-specific…

Healthcare Institutions Partner to Create Comprehensive Online Library of 3D Heart Models

While 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies are becoming more standard in healthcare, they’re still very new, and in some cases, experimental. We cover a lot of stories about lifesaving surgeries…

AstroPrint Streamlines Medical Model Preparation for the NIH 3D Print Exchange

We’ve seen some truly phenomenal applications of 3D printing in the healthcare arena, where 3D printed medical models have shortened times in the operating room, enhanced efficiency and precision in…

‘Peppytides’ and 3D Printing Make Complex Molecular Activity More Transparent

Scientists are using 3D printing to examine and understand the basic building blocks of biology: molecules. Arthur Olson, a molecular biologist at the Molecular Graphics Laboratory at the Scripps Research…


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