3D printing has played a pivotal role in breakthroughs in the field of medicine. These breakthroughs are saving lives, and here we take an in-depth look at some of the ways 3D printing in medicine is making history.
With a factory full of 3D printers producing Invisalign clear aligners, Align Technology is expecting over $1.3 billion in sales for 2017.
Metamason has created a customized 3D printed face mask for sleep apnea sufferers that's finally comfortable enough to wear.
KW Special Projects is teaming up with the orthotic manufacturer Podfo Ltd to launch a ‘while you wait’ 3D printing service for customized insoles.
Researchers from Western University have developed a functional prototype of a new tremor suppression glove. This device aims to provide more independence to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
Italian researchers have developed 3D bio-hybrid microfluidic models to screen for drugs and assess toxicity of nanoparticles crossing the blood-brain barrier.
A team of researchers from the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands have created a biofabrication method to create living tissues that replicate cartilage and could potentially be implanted to repair damaged joints.
A team of engineers from the University of Illinois have developed a free-form isomalt 3D printing technology that produces intricate sugar-based scaffolding, which could potentially be used to grow tissue or study tumors.
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a groundbreaking technique for 3D printed titanium implants, coating them with synthetic diamonds to improve biocompatibility with the human body.
Researchers from Michigan State University have developed 3D printed smartphone device that is able to monitor the user's blood pressure. The device uses a sensor that calculates blood pressure at the touch of a fingertip.
Researchers from the University of Sidney have developed a 3D printed ceramic implant that fuses with natural bone. The implant was successfully used to repair large leg fractures in sheep.
A team at the University of Minnesota created 3D printed artificial organs that offer better learning opportunities for surgical training.
Using an ultrasound machine and an inexpensive microchip, researchers are able to create 3D images and hopefully enhance medical care.
To help find non-surgical interventions for mitral regurgitation, Materialise and Henry Ford Health Systems are bringing their workflow to a wider audience.
MIT engineers develop a 3D fabrication method that could allow multiple doses of a vaccine to be delivered over time with a single injection.
In order to overcome lack of medical supplies, Gaza City's largest hospital is using 3D printing to create stethoscopes and tourniquets.