Researchers Compare Human Cadavers and 3D Printed Anatomical Models to Determine Print Accuracy

Surgeons often turn to innovative technology, like 3D printed anatomical models, to get a closer, more detailed look inside a patient’s body ahead of complex procedures. In particular, these models…

3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which…

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…

Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the…

3D Printed Metamaterials Used for Patient-Specific Heart Valve Models May Help Cardiac Patients

Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and of these people, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a good option for those considered…

Read Before You Vape: 3D Printed Screening Device Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Just as Bad as Tobacco Cigarettes

In season three of Friends, my favorite sitcom in the world, Rachel Green tries to help her friend Chandler Bing quit smoking, first by physically removing cigarettes from his mouth,…

First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in…

Let’s Cut to the Cheese: Researchers Publish Study on How 3D Printing Affects the Structure and Texture of Processed Cheese

Sometimes, nothing can make a bad day better than a glass of wine at the end of it, paired with a plate of good cheese and crackers, of course; if…

Understanding Bone Cancer Tumors with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Flow Perfusion

One year ago, we heard about the work of researchers with Rice University, who used an OpenSLS 3D printer to develop 3D printed lattices for bone tissue engineering. The researchers began…

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