Category Archives: Medical & Dental

Stratasys unveils Objet260 Dental 3D Printer to advance adoption of digital dentistry

Market-leading 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys has announced its new Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D printer. Equipped with Polyjet Triple Jetting technology, the Stratasys Objet260 Dental can 3D print three different materials on a single tray, allowing the production of several applications under a single 3D print job. The machine is to be formally unveiled at the […]

Interview: Carbon cuts through the hype with new FDA approved dental materials

Carbon’s new 3D printable DENTCA resins have been released with approval from the FDA. As materials for dentistry, DENTCA Denture Base II and DENTCA Denture Teeth resins, are subject to an exception in FDA certification that typically would not pass certification on 3D printer materials. In this interview with Steven Pollack, Senior Staff Research Scientist at Carbon, 3D […]

CEO Interview: 3D Systems on billion dollar dental market, launches Figure 4 powered NextDent 5100 3D printer

3D Systems has launched the NextDent 5100 3D printer, a Figure 4 powered additive manufacturing system for the dental market. Just over a year has passed since 3D Systems acquired NextDent. Speaking at the time, the combination of NextDent’s specialist dental materials, and 3D Systems recently announced Figure 4 3D printing platform was described as, […]

3D bioprinting center of excellence launched by AMBER and Johnson & Johnson

Trinity College Dublin (TCD), in Ireland, is to be the recipient of a new specialist 3D bioprinting facility supported by a collaboration between multinational medical device and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, and the AMBER research center. With preparations beginning in the first quarter of this year, the new 3D bioprinting laboratory is due to be […]

Why are 3D printed prosthesis in demand? GCU outreach introduces regenerative bandages

3D printed prosthesis are increasingly common in medicine, with several non-profit and startup companies, such as E-Nable and Victoria Hand, started in support of the technology. Often much of the outreach from these projects takes place in countries with inaccessible healthcare. While there is no denying the need for low-cost prosthesis in such countries, one […]

Renishaw 3D printed ribs make a cancer survivor at Morriston Hospital Wales

A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […]

Renishaw 3D printed ribs make a cancer survivor at Morriston Hospital Wales

A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […]

NASA launches space 3D printing project to improve astronaut health

NASA has launched a project to research the impact of microbes and microgravity on astronauts in space with 3D printed testing equipment. The “Omics in Space” project brings together NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, NASA’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) and the Baylor College of Medicine. The project will involve […]

3D printing mends broken hearts at the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University China

Though healthcare is yet to prove that 3D printed medical aids are better than conventionally-made models, academic research is gradually feeding positive data to the cause. At the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China, a group of doctors have conducted a study demonstrating how 3D printed anatomical models are an asset to heart operations. How to […]

3DP4ME aims to 3D print hearing aids for 97% of those in need

One of the first breakthrough applications of 3D printing, custom-made hearing aids, is now showing its potential to address hearing-loss on an international scale.   Through a partnership with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf , volunteer organization 3DP4ME is currently providing 3D printed hearing-aid ear molds to disadvantaged populations in the Middle East. 3DP4ME’s combined […]