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Robot Skin 3D Printer Close to First-in-Human Clinical Trials

In just two years a robotic device that prints a patient’s own skin cells directly onto a burn or wound could have its first-in-human clinical trials. The 3D bioprinting system…

An Inside Look into the ACES Lab (Part II: TRICEP)

After peeking into some of the research labs at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), located at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) in Australia’s University of…

An Inside Look into the ACES Lab (Part I)

A leading scientist in the field of electromaterials and one of Australia’s visionary bioprinting enthusiasts, Gordon Wallace took audiences through a virtual tour into the cutting edge research labs at…

The University of Wollongong Goes to India

The Indian research community is catching up with the world’s bioprinting innovations. From university labs to startups, the country’s foremost innovators are using 3D bioprinters and developing their own to…

Interview With Cathal O’Connell about BioFab3D Lab

The Australian 3D bioprinting community is growing. Thanks to their pioneering technological innovations, collaborations between researchers and healthcare, and support from government initiatives, advances in biotechnology may make manufacturing living…

Interview with Gordon Wallace on Bioprinting Solutions to Medical Challenges

In a race to combat very specific medical challenges, Gordon Wallace has developed groundbreaking and bespoke advances in bioprinting, both in specialized 3D printing devices and customized bioinks. Along with…

University of Wollongong: Refining the Cochlear Implant with 3D Printing

In ‘3D Printing of Flexible Electrodes for Clinical Applications,’ Laura Blanco Peña of the University of Wollongong presents her thesis on the benefits of 3D printing in medicine, and specifically in…

3D Alek: The Bioprinter That Replicates Human Ears for Patients with Microtia

There is no doubt that 3D printing offers more and more promise to the medical industry, and that has helped to save and improve lives in many ways. A team…

Actinomorphic Shape Memory Soft Robots with 3D Printed Parts Zig-Zag Through Sand and Water

One of my favorite things about my job here at 3DPrint.com is the fact that I learn at least one new thing every single day. The first new thing I…

3D Printed Fins Help Surfers Catch the Perfect Wave…and May Signal a Sports Industry Revolution

If you like 3D printing just as much as you enjoy riding those gnarly waves, you may remember when a research team from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia…

3D Printing BioPen Receives Investment from Australian Government

In 2016, researchers at the University of Wollongong partnered with orthopedic surgeons at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne to develop the BioPen, a bioprinting pen that allows surgeons to draw new cartilage…

3D Bioprinter Offers New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Wollongong have done some impressive things. They’ve 3D printed brain tissue, and developed a 3D printing pen capable of drawing cartilage into knees. They’ve created an…

Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at [email protected] in Australia

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne…

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10 Highlights of the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter’s Long Career

Last week, we took a look at what has become one of the most commonly used 3D bioprinters in the industry. The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has now been used in more…

University of Wollongong Researchers 3D Print Brain Tissue From Human Stem Cells

When it comes to treating disease and injury, the brain might be the most difficult organ in the entire body. Everything else in the body is controlled by the brain,…

Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand with Human Touch

Cornell University researchers recently developed a realistic-looking prosthetic hand, for just $50, using 3D printing, soft robotics, and lithography. It can handle decidedly more delicate tasks, because it is the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 1, 2016

This week on “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got everything from free online courses to the latest revelations from the TCT Show that took place in…

Australian Researchers Combine Robotics and 3D Printing to Design a Prosthetic That Could Restore the Sense of Touch

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Not long ago, prosthetic hands and arms were clunky, awkward and limited in function. Now, thanks…

University of Wollongong Researchers Plan to Ride the Waves with 3D Printed Surfboard Fins

Over the past few years, 3D printing technology has helped cultivate waves of innovation across a wide range of industries, whether it be on land, in outer space, or even upon…

The BioPen: 3D Bioprinting Pen Lets Surgeons Draw New Cells Directly Onto Bone

It’s hard to keep up with 3D bioprinting technology. What seemed, not that long ago, like a futuristic dream is now advancing at an incredible speed. Numerous organizations, from corporations to…

New 3D App Helps People with Dementia Better Navigate Their Homes

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the condition known as dementia is a “general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.” This condition is…

University of Wollongong is Offering a Free Online Course in 3D Bioprinting

Of all the things that 3D printing is capable of, bioprinting is possibly the most incredible. It’s one thing to be able to print perfectly accurate replicas of individual organs,…

Wire-Feed Additive Manufacturing Holds Great Potential for 3D Printing

Self-examination is a component of practice in any area that has begun to coalesce into a field in its own right. The development of an academic interest in the history…