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China Food and Drug Administration Issues New Draft Guidance for 3D Printed Medical Devices

China Food and Drug Administration Issues New Draft Guidance for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Regulations make the world go ’round…especially when it comes to 3D printed medical devices. The US FDA released draft guidance in May 2016, seeking feedback and continuing to explore the technology. In December 2017, the FDA issued its guidance on medical 3D printed devices, a move with implications on business operations and one pointing to […]

Regulations make the world go ’round…especially when it comes to 3D printed medical devices. The US FDA released draft guidance in May 2016, seeking feedback and continuing to explore the technology. In December 2017, the FDA issued its guidance on medical...
Insights from the FDA on the Future of 3D Printing in Medical Markets

Insights from the FDA on the Future of 3D Printing in Medical Markets

As additive manufacturing has made its way into the healthcare arena, the technology has opened up new possibilities in the creation of patient-specific medical products such as anatomical models and surgical guides. Due to the delicate nature of these devices and the critical care applications in which they may find use, the US Food and […]

As additive manufacturing has made its way into the healthcare arena, the technology has opened up new possibilities in the creation of patient-specific medical products such as anatomical models and surgical guides. Due to the delicate nature of these devices and the...
Shapeways CEO Speaks Out For Net Neutrality

Shapeways CEO Speaks Out For Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), headed by the uniquely irritating Ajit Pai, recently voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations. This is not particularly surprising given the current president’s manic desire to remove everything associated with Obama and his cabinet’s obsessive impulse to pander to the worst impulses in American business. The net neutrality protections […]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), headed by the uniquely irritating Ajit Pai, recently voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations. This is not particularly surprising given the current president’s manic desire to remove everything...
FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot of hard work for a new medical innovation to receive FDA clearance, and not […]

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot...
Speedy Software Design and Titanium 3D Printing Relieve Nerve Pain with Custom Spinal Implant

Speedy Software Design and Titanium 3D Printing Relieve Nerve Pain with Custom Spinal Implant

Thanks to its low density and high strength, titanium is one of the most commonly used metals when it comes to 3D printed medical implants for humans, and even for animals. In Australia, we’ve seen a 3D printed titanium implant used to improve a woman’s smile, and last year a cancer patient at the Sydney Spine Clinic […]

Thanks to its low density and high strength, titanium is one of the most commonly used metals when it comes to 3D printed medical implants for humans, and even for animals. In Australia, we’ve seen a 3D printed titanium implant used to improve a woman’s...
FDA Video Introduces the Three Rs of Medical 3D Printing

FDA Video Introduces the Three Rs of Medical 3D Printing

It’s always exciting when 3D printing can play a role in making someone’s life better, and one of the very visible ways it does this is through the medical field, like with this 3D printed ankle fusion system, or this 3D printed titanium digital fusion implant. But you can’t get anywhere with some of these […]

It’s always exciting when 3D printing can play a role in making someone’s life better, and one of the very visible ways it does this is through the medical field, like with this 3D printed ankle fusion system, or this 3D printed titanium digital fusion...
United Nations' Second Meeting of Governmental Experts Discusses Dangers of 3D Printable Firearms

United Nations' Second Meeting of Governmental Experts Discusses Dangers of 3D Printable Firearms

I’m sure you all know by now that governments across the globe are paying particular attention to the 3D printing space when it comes to the fabrication of undetectable firearms. While politicians in the United States seek to limit the public’s ability to download and share schematics for and to actually 3D print firearms, the […]

I’m sure you all know by now that governments across the globe are paying particular attention to the 3D printing space when it comes to the fabrication of undetectable firearms. While politicians in the United States seek to limit the public’s ability to...
Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Plastic Guns in Wake of TSA Lapses & Advancing 3D Printers

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Plastic Guns in Wake of TSA Lapses & Advancing 3D Printers

One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to 3D printing are laws or the lack thereof laws which aim to protect the public via bans on undetectable firearms. Whether you are for or against such laws, there is no debating that the topic is an interesting one, one which will continue to […]

One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to 3D printing are laws or the lack thereof laws which aim to protect the public via bans on undetectable firearms. Whether you are for or against such laws, there is no debating that the topic is an interesting one,...
US Government Proposes ITAR Amendments to Choke off Distribution of 3D Printable Gun Models

US Government Proposes ITAR Amendments to Choke off Distribution of 3D Printable Gun Models

Early last month we covered a story which could ultimately have major implications for those living here in the US. Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed filed a suit against the US State Department alleging that Wilson’s First, Second, and Fifth Amendment Rights were violated upon the government’s request for immediate removal of the […]

Early last month we covered a story which could ultimately have major implications for those living here in the US. Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed filed a suit against the US State Department alleging that Wilson’s First, Second, and Fifth...
Australian Senate Not Convinced That Laws to Prevent 3D Printed Guns Are Needed

Australian Senate Not Convinced That Laws to Prevent 3D Printed Guns Are Needed

A pair of reports from the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee reveals that while law enforcement, and federal and state governments are considering regulations to deal with 3D printed firearms, a majority of that country’s senators said they think existing laws will do the job. According to the report asking for new […]

A pair of reports from the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee reveals that while law enforcement, and federal and state governments are considering regulations to deal with 3D printed firearms, a majority of that...
FedEx Bans Shipments of Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner Lower Receiver '3D Printer'

FedEx Bans Shipments of Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner Lower Receiver '3D Printer'

One thing about the exponential progress we are seeing within technology is that as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to predict what will come next. If you thought the transformation within the communications industry via smartphones and the globalization of the internet over the last two decades was rapid, watch what happens […]

One thing about the exponential progress we are seeing within technology is that as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to predict what will come next. If you thought the transformation within the communications industry via smartphones and the...
UK Study Assesses Legal and Industry Ramifications of 3D Printing & Intellectual Property

UK Study Assesses Legal and Industry Ramifications of 3D Printing & Intellectual Property

When the military and the government begin looking into a unique technology — and using it for previously unheard-of exercises and means to an end — you know it’s something of significance. But right now, the roles are reversed as the UK has been examining what we everyday people are doing with the extraordinary power of […]

When the military and the government begin looking into a unique technology — and using it for previously unheard-of exercises and means to an end — you know it’s something of significance. But right now, the roles are reversed as the UK has been examining what we...
Lloyd’s Register Energy Says Study Project Will Push 3D Printing Technology Forward

Lloyd’s Register Energy Says Study Project Will Push 3D Printing Technology Forward

Lloyd’s Register Energy says additive manufacturing is “being held back from widespread adoption in safety critical, asset intensive industries.” The general thrust of the London-based firm’s claim is that, as there is no standardized set of benchmarks to prove to manufacturers — and regulators — that 3D printed products are safe, an industry-wide project to […]

Lloyd’s Register Energy says additive manufacturing is “being held back from widespread adoption in safety critical, asset intensive industries.” The general thrust of the London-based firm’s claim is that, as there is no standardized set of benchmarks to prove...
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