Electrospun Scaffolds: Enhancements via 3D Printed Mesh Reinforcements

In the recently published ‘3D printed mesh reinforcements enhance the mechanical properties of electrospun scaffolds,’ US researchers explore the use of tissue engineering structures for both regeneration and repair, using…

Silk Fibroin-Reinforced PLA to Make 3D Printed Interlocking Nail for Fracture Healing

A diaphyseal fracture is a common break that occurs along the shaft of a long bone, like the femur, and can be treated with interlocking nails, which are inserted in…

KAIST Research Team Develops Innovative 3D Sketching Workflow

When you want to illustrate an object in finer detail, you use writing instruments, like pens. But a lot of the time, people will use their hands when they’re trying…

3D Bioprinting Research Could Result in Replacement Cartilage for Curing Arthritis

One out of ten people will suffer from arthritis in their lifetime. Arthritis is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage tissue in a person’s joints. This breakdown leads to…

Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the…

New Caltech Technique Makes It Possible to 3D Print Complex Metal Structures on the Nanoscale

Nanoscale 3D printing is a small-scale technique that many researchers are working to further develop, and 3D printing on the nanoscale with metal is one of the major challenges. But…

Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every…

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each…

Biomedical Research Team in Spain Working on 3D Printed Corneas to Make Up for Lack of Donors

While there have been some companies researching how to 3D print viable human corneas, it’s not something we hear about often…as least not as much as we hear about other…

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