Category Archives: Medical & Dental

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 Though a recent report stated “It is still too early to conclude that the mass production era has been replaced by the mass customisation era,” the State has made formal efforts to increase […]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 […]

3D printing lungs from CT and MRI scans with 3D Systems’ MultiJet ProJet MJP 5600

Cruz Roja hospital in Córdoba is using 3D printing to prepare for surgeries on lung cancer patients. As surgeons seek to leverage the benefits of 3D printing for surgical planning, 3D models are finding application in an increasing number of hospitals. Just last week surgeons at American Family Children’s Hospital announced that they are collaborating […]

Blamey Saunders introduces 3D designed world first hearing aid

A “world first” modular, self-fittable hearing aid has been developed by Blamey Saunders Hears. The Australian hearing company headquartered in Victoria made the medtech breakthrough using 3D printing to deliver multiple design iterations. Named the Facett, Blamey Saunders’ latest hearing aid has been designed with “human-centred design principles in focus,” and comes with the added […]

OxSyBio high resolution tissue 3D bioprinting raises £10m in funding

OxSyBio, a 3D bioprinting spinout company of the University of Oxford, has raised £10 million (approx. $14 million USD) in Series A financing. The money, according to company founder and director Professor Hagan Bayley, “provides the long-term capital required to deliver our ambition of building affordable tissues for patients.” Part of Professor Bayley’s vision for the […]

OxSyBio high resolution tissue 3D bioprinting raises £10m in funding

OxSyBio, a 3D bioprinting spinout company of the University of Oxford, has raised £10 million (approx. $14 million USD) in Series A financing. The money, according to company founder and director Professor Hagan Bayley, “provides the long-term capital required to deliver our ambition of building affordable tissues for patients.” Part of Professor Bayley’s vision for the […]