Category Archives: Medical & Dental

Carbon and Dentsply Sirona collaborate to produce 3D printable dental materials

Carbon, a California-based 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has partnered with Dentsply Sirona, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of dental equipment, to produce novel denture materials. Such materials will be processed using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology to create high-quality 3D printed dentures. “We’re very excited to team with Carbon to deliver a total seamless workflow for […]

GVSU awarded $500 thousand to study Carbon 3D printing in healthcare

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and the Applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) in Michigan have been awarded half a million dollars for a two-and-a-half year medical 3D printing study. Awarded by the Grand Rapids SmartZone, the fund will be used to determine whether Carbon DLS technology can reduce the cost and time it takes for […]

University Hospital of Basel ramps up medical 3D printing with axial3D integration

University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, has entered into a 3D printing alliance with UK based medical technology firm axial3D. Focusing on quality control, the hospital is to introduce the axial3Dassure platform to its in-house 3D Print Lab. Through its application, axial3D promises to help to cut production times and maximize the efficiency of the facility’s 3D printed anatomical […]

UCSD researchers create 3D printed implant for spinal cord injuries

Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) have successfully 3D printed a two-millimeter spinal cord implant to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. In yesterday’s issue of Nature Medicine, the researchers explained in their study that the 3D printed implant contains 200-micrometer-wide channels (twice […]

Korea University Guro Hospital to 3D print anatomical models for bone fractures

Korea University Guro Hospital (KUGH) and the Korea National University of Transportation’s (KNUT) 3D Printing Chungbuk Center have launched a program which seeks to use additive manufacturing to aid patients with fractures. Initiated by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT), the program aims to provide surgeons with patient-specific 3D printed anatomical models. Such models will […]

Betatype doubles the production of metal orthopedic implants

Betatype, a London-based additive manufacturing software company has released a case study showing that its software can double the production of 3D printed metal orthopedic implants. This is done with the help of Engine, a 3D printing workflow optimization software by Betatype which generates small-sized data files for efficient processing. A case study, using Renishaw‘s RenAM 500Q […]

LimaCorporate to open implant 3D printing facility at hospital in New York

Global medical device company LimaCorporate has announced that it will be opening an on-site 3D printing facility at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. At the center Lima will work closely with the hospital’s leading physicians to produce patient-specific implants for a range of orthopedic conditions. Expected to be in operation by early 2020, the […]

LimaCorporate to open implant 3D printing facility at hospital in New York

Global medical device company LimaCorporate has announced that it will be opening an on-site 3D printing facility at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. At the center Lima will work closely with the hospital’s leading physicians to produce patient-specific implants for a range of orthopedic conditions. Expected to be in operation by early 2020, the […]

ActivArmor expands portfolio of 3D printed orthoses with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute

ActivArmor, a Colorado-based manufacturer of 3D printed orthoses, an external device which supports the limbs or spine, has expanded its operations as a result of its partnered with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI). Made from high-temperature thermosetting plastics – similar to LEGO – ActivArmor devices are waterproof and customized to suit the patient. According to the […]

Korean researchers study respiratory diseases with 3D printed airway-on-chip

Korean researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Seoul National University (SNU) have used 3D bioprinting to create a biomimetic airway-on-a-chip. This device, equipped with a naturally-derived blood vessel network, emulates biochemical responses and is used to study respiratory diseases. In the research article published in Biofabrication, Ju Young Park, lead author […]