When 3-D printers were first developed about 30 years ago, the technology had limited capabilities and were large and cost prohibitive. Now that the technology has shrunk both in size and its cost, 3-D printing is more usable across a broad range of fields, including medicine. More orthopaedic surgeons are harnessing the power of 3-D printing to improve their knowledge of anatomy and pathology and, ultimately, to achieve more consistent surgical results.
Researchers at Michigan Technological University are working on building replacement nerves using 3D bioprinting techniques. Even though still in the early stages, the team has already developed polymer materials that can serve as a scaffold […]
(Materialise) – Newcastle United football fan Tommy Innes has recently undergone reconstructive cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery to remove a tumor from his lower jaw. The 10-hour long procedure took place at The Newcastle Royal Victory Infirmary (RVI), where Tommy works as an NHS electrician. […]
Joel Gibbard’s Open Bionics is certainly making quite a name for itself with the inspiring success of its low-cost 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand. In December last year, the company won the prosthetic innovation award […]