Medical & Dental

  • SOLS Systems Announces Nationwide Launch Of 3D Printed Orthotics

    Posted on August 12, 2014

      SOLS Systems has announced the launch of their flagship product: SOLS. The custom, corrective orthotics are one of the world's first mass applications of 3D printing. Dr. Lloyd Bowser, DPM, a leading Baltimore-area podiatrist, shares: "This ...

  • Using 3D-Bioprinting for Artificial Bones

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      3D-Bioprinting has shown promise not only to rebuild organs, but for producing experimental tissues for drug trials and laboratory testing. This technique uses a patient's own cells bioprinted in the form of a tissues. Given its inherently interd...

  • 3D Printed Tactile Picture Books Aid the Visually Impaired

    Posted on June 26, 2014

      “Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon...”   A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A Univers...

  • 3D Systems Unveils 3D printed Bespoke™ Braces for Chronic Condition Scoliosis

    Posted on June 18, 2014

      Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has successfully completed a pilot program for its new Bespoke™ Braces, a first of its kind, personalized, 3D printed brace for children and young adults with scoliosis. In the Bespoke process, a...

  • Bioprinted Material Acts Like a Liver, Detoxifies Blood

    Posted on May 12, 2014

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have engineered a new bioprinted device that can filter toxins in human blood similar to the way a human liver functions. Created using a biofabrication method called dynamic optical projection st...

  • Japanese Researchers Create 3D Bone Printer

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    A joint partnership organized and partially funded by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), has enabled Japanese industry and academia to develop the first additive manufacturing system for printing custom made, ar...

  • 3D Printing Cuts Cost & Time in Autotransfusion Device Development

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    During any operation some blood loss is to be expected. However, when dealing with cardiac or other major surgeries a tremendous amount of blood can be involved. While blood banks and donor drives can resolve some of a surgical ward’s needs, sometimes a ...

  • Singapore University Invests in Medical and Bio-Printing Research

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    A new collaboration between the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDSC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) aims to increase innovation in dental and bio-medical engineering by researching and teaching how 3D printing can be integrated into medicine. ...

  • Cheap 3D Printed Lens Could Help Detect Disease

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    Researchers at the Australian National University have created an inexpensive 3D printed lens that can attach to a smartphone and detect some skin diseases.   Traditionally, lenses are manufactured by using a grinding and polishing method, or throug...

  • Stem Cell Printing Could End Osteoarthritis Pain

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    Scientists at the University of Pittsburg have developed a new 3D printing technique that can replace cartilage in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.   Over the last few centuries human lifespans have been growing ever longer. While living well...