Category Archives: Medical & Dental

University of Alabama students create 3D printed healthcare simulators for medical training

Engineering students from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have 3D printed medical training tools to be used by undergraduates in UAH’s College of Nursing. With the creation of 3D devices such as a cricothyrotomy trainer, vein finder, and an onychectomy trainer, aspiring nurses can safely practice important medical procedures on lifelike healthcare simulators. […]

3D printing news Sliced DNA, drag racing, AI and the Army

Today in our 3D printing news digest Sliced –  how to improve 3D printers with AI, additive manufacturing for F1 success, and the DNA printers potentially coming soon to lab near you. Time lapse of a new ceramic 3D printer from WASP. Clip via WASP Team on YouTube DNA printing and those all-important bile ducts… A new […]

Prellis Biologics aims to 3D print kidney vessels in 12 hours or less

San Francisco biotechnology company Prellis Biologics, has reported record speeds in tissue 3D printing using its holographic technology. According to Dr. Melanie Matheu, co-founder and CEO of the company, “A major goal in tissue engineering is to create viable human organs, but nobody could print tissue with the speed and resolution needed to form viable capillaries,” […]

3D Systems launches on demand medical 3D printing service

From the landmark case of the conjoined McDonald Twins, to 3D printing over 600,000 medical devices to date, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has launched its On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service. A service for medical professionals, On Demand Anatomical Modeling makes custom 3D printed models to be used in surgical planning and patient education. “For more than 25 years, […]

Carbon to bring 3D printing to America’s largest network of dental labs

Following the launch of its FDA-approved 3D printable DENTCA resins earlier this year, digital 3D manufacturing company Carbon has announced a partnership with National Dentex Labs (NDX), ramping up the competition in the rapidly grown dental market. By revenue, NDX is ranked as the largest network of dental labs in the U.S., with facilities in over […]

WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering contact lenses

Just weeks after Newcastle University researchers made headlines for their world-first 3D printed corneas, it appears a team at Washington State University (WSU) has also been keeping its eye on 3D printing’s potential in making medical treatments for the visually impaired. After receiving an 18 month exploratory research grant, WSU researchers have created a kind of 3D printed […]

WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering contact lenses

Just weeks after Newcastle University researchers made headlines for their world-first 3D printed corneas, it appears a team at Washington State University (WSU) has also been keeping its eye on 3D printing’s potential in making medical treatments for the visually impaired. After receiving an 18 month exploratory research grant, WSU researchers have created a kind of 3D printed […]

Centinel Spine 3D printed implant achieves FDA approval

Additive manufacturing continues to aid in the production of medical-grade implants. From 3D printed cages built to support the spine to the development of biocompatible facial implants, 3D printed implants have displayed its functionalities over traditional medical procedures. Taking a step further to improve spinal treatments, Centinel Spine, a Pennsylvania-based spinal device development company, has […]

ORNL 3D prints radioactive isotopes to diagnose America’s surging heart conditions

For the first time in around 30 years, radioactive isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) has been produced in the United Sates – 3D printed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Vital to the production of the most commonly used radio-imaging isotope in modern medicine, the 3D printed Mo-99 presents an important step towards commercial production of the material […]

WASP launches 3D printed Digital Orthopedic Laboratory

Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has launched a Digital Orthopedic Laboratory giving patients access to custom 3D printed medical support devices. Launched under the WASPMed division, the Digital Orthopedic Laboratory combines the company’s mechanical and technical expertise with the work of experienced physicians Dr. Lelio Leoncini, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurosurgeon Villiam Dallolio. […]