Category Archives: Medical & Dental

Aether is developing a from-CT scan organ 3D printing AI system

Aether, the biotechnology company behind the multi-tool Aether 1 3D bioprinter, is developing an artificially intelligent (AI) program for 3D printing organ models. Described as the “missing piece” in the wider, 3D bioprinting puzzle, Aether’s Automatic Segmentation and Reconstruction (ASAR) process will be capable of identifying different tissues in CT Scan data and converting the results […]

Renishaw and Cardiff University corner niche in 3D dental market

Renishaw is working with the Cardiff University Dental Hospital (CUDH) to develop 3D printed Cobalt Chrome (CoCr) removable partial dentures. Though 3D printed dental and medical implants have been in the news lately, more affordable removable partial dentures, which do not require invasive surgery, have seen consistent year-on-year growth. Streamlining workflows Currently, removable partial dentures are […]

3D printing for production, dental aligner molds with Stratasys’ J700 dental 3D printing

3D Printer manufacturer Stratasys is working with leading U.S. and Spanish orthodontics research labs, Dynaflex and Ortoplus, to advance the large-scale production of clear aligner molds with the Stratasys J700 Dental 3D Printer. The market for clear aligner molds is experiencing annual growth of about 17.5 percent, and is set to reach $3 billion by […]

MIT Researchers inspired by “kirigami” to 3D print better bandages

Researchers at MIT have perforated elastomer film with “kirigami” slits using 3D printed molds to improve the adhesiveness of the film. Kirigami is a variation of origami that involves folding and cutting paper to produce patterns or structures, such as snowflakes. Ruike Zhao, a postdoctoral associate at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, says that the […]

MIT Researchers inspired by “kirigami” to 3D print better bandages

Researchers at MIT have perforated elastomer film with “kirigami” slits using 3D printed molds to improve the adhesiveness of the film. Kirigami is a variation of origami that involves folding and cutting paper to produce patterns or structures, such as snowflakes. Ruike Zhao, a postdoctoral associate at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, says that the […]

Stratasys’ Fortus 450mc 3D printer achieves 95% cost reduction for UPSA

By using 3D printing, French pharmaceutical company UPSA has made cost reductions of up to 95 percent. The savings come from integrating additive manufacturing into specific processes using a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D printer. Although the 3D printer was purchased less than a year ago, the savings have already covered the cost of the […]

Stratasys’ Fortus 450mc 3D printer achieves 95% cost reduction for UPSA

By using 3D printing, French pharmaceutical company UPSA has made cost reductions of up to 95 percent. The savings come from integrating additive manufacturing into specific processes using a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D printer. Although the 3D printer was purchased less than a year ago, the savings have already covered the cost of the […]

China FDA calls for professional guidance on 3D printed medical devices

As the self-made manufacturing capitol of the world, China is a country to look to for 3D printing’s ascension into the supply chain. Though a recent report stated “It is still too early to conclude that the mass production era has been replaced by the mass customisation era,” the State has made formal efforts to increase […]

Oxford Performance Materials achieves medical accreditation in Japan for 3D printed implants

Connecticut based PEKK specailist Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), has received the Accreditation of Foreign Medical Device Manufacturer (FMDM) from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. OPM is known for pioneering the use of the polymer poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK) for aerospace, industrial and biomedical applications, including 3D printing parts for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. In 2013 OPM […]

3D Life launches 3D anatomical heart library

Physicians are increasingly using 3D models obtained from MRI, CT and other medical scans to better prepare for surgeries. 3D printing allows surgeons to examine and practise on accurate anatomical models before going into surgery, which has been shown in one case to reduce surgery times by up to 25 percent. 3D Printable heart library […]