orthopedics

UMC Utrecht, MRIguidance, Axial3D Receive Funding from European Eurostars to 3D Print Orthopedic Models

University Medical Center Utrecht is working with two European startups in the development of an end-to-end solution for radiation-free pre-operative planning in orthopedics. With a grant from European Eurostars, MRIguidance…

Amplify Additive Adopts Arcam’s EBM for Orthopedic Production

Electron beam melting (EBM) has a unique place in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in that there is only one EBM hardware manufacturer (GE Additive subsidiary Arcam) and the technology…

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3D Printing in Medical Manufacturing: The Race is On

Digital technologies are gaining ground in driving the transition to value-based healthcare, which rewards healthcare providers based on the quality, not quantity, of patient care. This is especially evident in…

WASP Makes 3D Orthotics Modeling Accessible with Free Blender Add-On

Italian 3D printer company WASP, also known as the World’s Advanced Saving Project, stays pretty true to its name – the company always works hard to make sure its technology…

Interview with Mei Ogata of JTL America on Testing for 3D Printing

As we move from prototyping to production, testing is becoming more and more important. Crucial in qualifying parts and materials, but also in establishing QA or developing new materials, testing…

Interview with Dr. Albert Woo: How can Hospitals and Surgeons Harness 3D Printing Today?

Dr. Albert Woo is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics &…

SmarTech Dental and Medical 3D Printing Trend and Forecast Presentations at AMS 2019

Last week, our second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” was held in Boston. Co-hosted by SmarTech Markets Publishing, the summit was broken into separate tracks…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a realistic, 3D…

3D Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

Togo, bordered on the west by Ghana, on the east by Benin, and Burkina Faso to the north, is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 22, 2018

We’ve got both business and medical news to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. PostProcess is expanding its channel partner coverage across North America, while Sciaky has received an…

Making Better 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds at Low Temperatures with Robocasting Technique

Scaffolds are an important part of bioprinting, as they provide necessary structure to printed cells while they grow and develop. 3D printed bone scaffolds can help with tissue regrowth, as…

3D Printed PEKK Structures Shown to Offer Superior Antibacterial Properties for Orthopedic Implants in Comparison Study with PEEK

Connecticut-based Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) first commercialized its proprietary OsteoFab process back in 2013; two years later, the company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed…

TreeD Filaments Launches HealthFil Medical Grade 3D Printing Filament Line

Italy-based filament producer TreeD Filaments was busy in 2016, launching its high-temp PLA and biodegradable flex filaments, as well as its P-LENE polypropylene filament. The company’s filaments have been used…

3D Printing Keeps German Shoe Company a Step Ahead with Shoe Lasts 3D Printed In-House

The savings in terms of cost and time that 3D printing provides can provide lasting benefits, as one German shoe company is seeing through in-house 3D printing of shoe lasts. Oberle…

First Surgeries Performed with 4WEB Medical’s 3D Printed Curved Posterior Spine Truss System for TLIF Procedures

While we cover a lot about 3D printing on a daily basis, there are certainly those with a more intimate view of what the technology makes possible — a literal…

Changing Young Lives: Lab for 3D Printing Implants Opens at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

It’s safe to say that most people, unless they have a passion for technology and all that comes with it, still have a fairly topical view of 3D printing. Colorful…

World’s First 3D Printed Vertebrae Are Implanted Into Patients in China

Over the last several years, the news regarding 3D printing and health has been astounding. Learning about the latest advances in biomedical printing can sometimes feel like reading a science…

Better Walk Uses 3D Printing to Accelerate Prototyping for a Better Crutch

If you have ever been on crutches, you know that they could use some improvement. Even if you just tried them out that time in high school that your friend…