patient-specific printing

New Partnership has Stratasys and Materialise Producing More Advanced 3D Printed Medical Models

At RSNA 2018, the annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America that’s currently taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago this week, 3D printing heavy hitters Stratasys and Materialise…

Formlabs Technology Used to Make 3D Printed Anatomic Models of Young Patient’s Palate and Nasal Cavity

Last summer, Formlabs introduced the Form Cell, an automated production solution that leverages its Form 2 3D printer. The automated, factory-ready solution uses a row of Form 2 3D printers, the Form…

Optomec Introduces New Hybrid 3D Printing System, Used By Researchers to Make Dissolvable Magnesium Medical Implants

New Mexico-based Optomec is well-known for both its aerosol jet technology, which is used to 33D print electronics, and its other patented AM process: LENS, which uses Directed Energy Deposition (DED)…

The Real Wolverine: Anatomics Works with Surgeon to Design 3D Printed Titanium Metacarpal Implant

While I did not read the comic books, I was a big fan of the ’90s X-Men cartoon series growing up. In fact, the first short story I ever wrote…

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…

Duke University’s 3D Printing Innovation Lab Allows Surgeons to Create Accurate 3D Printed Medical Training Models

3D printing is becoming increasingly more accessible and affordable in many industries, including the medical field. We often see the technology used for the purposes of creating accurate training models and…

Using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Total Knee Replacement

While surgery has always, ultimately, been about the patient, it hasn’t always been patient-centered. Historically, patients have not had an easy time of understanding exactly what their surgery entails and…

What Medical Device Regulation Might Mean for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants

You would be hard pressed to find a sane member of society who would advocate for a removal of all oversight in the field of medicine. However, that doesn’t mean…

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the…

Australia’s Regulatory Authority Delaying Implementation of Proposed Changes for 3D Printed Medical Devices

The applications for 3D printing in the healthcare field are great, and the technology makes it possible to create and administer patient-specific solutions as well. However, all of these advances,…

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…

Additive Orthopaedics Receives 510(k) Clearance for Patient Specific 3D Printed Bone Segments

It seems like just about every day, we’re learning of new 3D printing innovations in the medical field, from prosthetics and pharmaceuticals to anatomical models, surgical guides, and implants. But…

3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS…

Canadian Government Invests in Adaptiiv and Its 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Boluses

To make sure that cancer patients are getting the full strength of their radiation treatment directed exactly where it is most needed, a device called a bolus can be used…

Physicians and Engineers Use 3D Printing and Modeling to Determine Which Surgical Approach is Best in Aortic Valve Replacements

We’ve seen 3D printed heart valve models used for training purposes before, as well as 3D printed patient-specific heart valve models and aortas used in pre-surgical planning. The latter is what physicians…

SME Examines Point-of-Care Manufacturing Enabled by 3D Printing

Point-of-care (POC) is a nontraditional form of manufacturing. The just-in-time creation of things like 3D printed surgical instruments and guides, anatomical models, scaffolds, and prosthetics based on patients’ personal medical…

Renishaw Case Study: Benefits of Smart Implants with Sensor and 3D Printing Technologies

One of the many reasons I am grateful to be living in the current century is a much higher quality of healthcare. In times past, blacksmiths and barbers were also…

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Models by Stoke Med Allow Surgeons to Offer Better Care

Thanks to 3D design and 3D printing around the world, ‘one size fits all’ no longer has to be a label. Whether you are a designer or an engineer, or…

Tomsk Researchers Use 3D Printing for Improved Radiation Therapy Planning

3D printing today plays a role in many different aspects of the medical field. Along with the valuable roles that researchers, medical professionals, surgeons, and so many others play, this…

3D Printing Patient-Specific Anatomical Models In Hospitals Helps Doctors and Patients

As we know, 3D printing can help to significantly improve procedures in the medical industry, specifically within hospitals. More and more, we are seeing hospitals around the world implement 3D…

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human…

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has…

Materialise, Siemens, Philips, Stratasys, 3D Systems: Medical 3D Printing Partnerships and Products Introduced at 2017 RSNA Annual Meeting

The 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is taking place this week in Chicago, and some major 3D printing industry news has already been introduced at the meeting, starting with…

Dinsmore and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County Show Value of Patient-Specific 3D Printed Tibia Model

A 3D printed anatomical model assisted in recent successful surgery on eighteen-year-old Moises Campos. In order to help surgeons better prepare for the complex operation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange…