ultrasound

Blind Parents “See” Baby’s Face with 3D Printed Ultrasound Models

People who are blind use their hands to see what their eyes cannot, and 3D printing has been very helpful in creating more tactile opportunities and experiences for the visually…

Ultrasonic Technology Improves Surface Finish of 3D Prints

Stair stepping is a common problem in 3D printing. This is when seam lines appear between layers and excess material is left as a residue on the print, negatively affecting…

3D Printed Model Allows Doctors and Parents to Prepare for Baby’s Medical Issues Before Birth

When Charlotte Massey was born, she had a whole list of problems, including a partially formed spine with a missing thoracic vertebrae. She had only three of the twelve ribs…

Embryo 3D: Expectant Parents in Russia Hold 3D Printed Likenesses of Their Babies

Whether you are just having your first child—and may have waited quite some time to experience the wonders of pregnancy—or whether you are having your third or fourth child, the…

3D Technology Provides Musician with Skywalker Hand

Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker loses his right hand during a duel with Darth Vader (who is also his father, which, in case you’ve lived under a rock, might also be…

An Inexpensive Microchip and 3D Printing Take Ultrasound Machines from 2D to 3D

You may have seen a 3D ultrasound before, if you or someone you know are going to have a baby. They’re impressive, but not yet extremely common, because they’re expensive….

If You Want More Than a 3D Ultrasound Picture, Why Not Get a 3D Printed Ultrasound Statue?

I am not a parent, unless you count my dogs and cats, but I have many friends who are, and their excitement is tangible when they get to hang that…

Brazilian Obstetrician 3D Prints Ultrasound Models for Visually Impaired Parents-to-Be

Considering the wide range of items we can 3D print today, why not babies too? That’s certainly an attention-getting endeavor, and one that would probably have many different individuals and…

Nanyang Technological University Researchers Improve Ultrasound Technology With 3D Printed Lens

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University have been responsible for a lot of major advancements happening in 3D printing, particularly this year. Their research has included plans for 3D printed public housing,…

IN UTERO 3D Provides 3D Printed Ultrasounds to Visually Impaired Expectant Parents

One of the most memorable moments in the lives of expectant parents comes when they first see the image of their baby on the ultrasound screen. It’s the moment, for…

Poland: 3D Printed Fetal Hearts Help Educate All Involved During the Ultrasound & After

There are many milestones in pregnancy, and they are generally all very exciting—whether it is your first baby or your fourth. Verifying that you are really pregnant is the first…

Bioprinting at Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers Create Acoustic Tweezers to Move Cells Safely

The 3D printing industry currently employs so many applications that it’s becoming nearly impossible to keep track–and if you are, that’s one long list. As you read along in this moment,…

Doctors use 3D Printing to Safeguard an Unborn Baby’s Life

3D printing technology is starting to become commonplace for several medical applications, including dental work, hip replacement, prosthetics and custom made surgical guides that reduce procedure time by hours. More…

3D Printed “Edge Detector” Can Sort Soundwaves

The concept of sound edge detection is the basis for commonly used technologies like ultrasound or sonars. Essentially, a sound is emitted at a specific frequency and then a machine…

Blind Expectant Mother is Moved as She Touches Her Baby Boy’s 3D Printed Face

It’s a bit of a modern touchstone for expectant mothers and fathers to see the first ultrasound photos of their unborn children. It’s a moving, transformative experience for parents-to-be, but…

Breakthrough May Soon Allow the Creation of 3D Printed Medical Models to be as Easy as Using a Smartphone

It seems like every other day we are reporting on instances where 3D printed medical models have been used in doctors’ offices, operating rooms, and surgical centers throughout the world….

Expectant Father’s Heartfelt Letter to e-NABLE – 3D printing ‘makes having a limb abnormality kind of cool’

Just a little under 9 months ago, the greatest miracle in my life became a reality. On October 25, 2013 my son Pierce Andrew Krassenstein was brought into this world,…