surgical instruments

Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from…

Orthopedic Surgeon Develops Game-Changing 3D Printed Tool for ACL Surgeries

“Not the ACL again.” I’ve said and heard this sentence many times as a lifelong baseball fan, whenever a vital player would be sent to the disabled list with a…

Researches Study the 3D Printing of Surgical Instruments for use in Long Space Missions

Looking toward a future when space missions might occur at great distances over even longer periods of time, means being prepared for any number of emergencies or eventualities that could…

3D-Printing Could Boost Surgery Access In Low-Income Countries

Surgical instruments made using 3D printers could provide desperately-needed equipment in developing countries at a fraction of the cost of traditional stainless steel instruments. Researchers from the University of Arizona…