CMU CIT Researchers Develop Novel Approach to Optimizing Soft Material 3D Printing

By Emily Durham | College of Engineering | Carnegie Mellon University | edurham1@andrew.cmu.edu  Researchers in CIT have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing. The researchers’ Expert-Guided Optimization method combines expert judgment with an optimization algorithm that efficiently searches combinations of parameters Read More »

Image courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University

Renishaw Showcases Innovative Implants to Maxillofacial Surgeons

  Global engineering technologies company Renishaw will showcase its additively manufactured craniomaxillofacial (CMF) implants at this year’s British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will attract many of the country’s top maxillofacial surgeons to the Gala Theatre, Durham, from Read More »

Renishaw Logo (Image courtesy of Renishaw)

SME – Humans of Manufacturing; The Artist Within

By SME | Humans of Manufacturing For Dr. Frank Rybicki, Designing and Building Medical Parts Goes Far Beyond Manufacturing   We see them in magazines, the Internet, and the evening news—photos of people whose faces have been disfigured through accidents or acts of cruelty. It’s Read More »

SME Logo (Image courtesy of SME)

A New Age of Accessibility: 5 Trends Shaping The Future of Mobility

Why Global Organizations Are Tapping Launch Forth to Revolutionize How Products Are Developed   SAN FRANCISCO (May 22, 2018) – With the concept of mobility constantly evolving as new demands are fueled by disruptive technology, global organizations are tapping co-creation platform Launch Forth to revolutionize Read More »

Image courtesy of Launch Forth

Is the Medical Device Regulation a Threat to Additive Manufacturing?

  When the European Union’s (EU’s) new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was first introduced in 2017, it set in motion a three-year countdown to its full application in 2020. The MDR could drastically impact the way that medical devices are made in the EU, particularly Read More »

Renishaw Logo (Image courtesy of Renishaw)

Rutgers Researchers Create a 3D-Printed Smart Gel That Walks Underwater, Moves Objects

  By Todd B. Bates | todd.bates@rutgers.edu | Rutgers University–New Brunswick New technology has biomedical, soft robot and other applications New Brunswick, N.J. , May 17, 2018, Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The Read More »

Image courtesy of Rutgers University–New Brunswick and RBHS

Yndetech Builds Fast-Growing Dental Implant Business in Italy with 3D Systems’

  Darmstadt, 17th May 2018 – Today, 3D Systems announced that Italian start-up Yndetech has added its 700th customer in just three years, producing high quality dental implants and other dental devices on its four ProX® DMP 100 3D metal printers. Yndetech, which was founded Read More »

3D Systems Logo (Image courtesy of 3D Systems)

Surgeons Use 3D Printing for Two-Year-Old’s Life-Saving Kidney Transplant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Stratasys multi-material 3D printing used to support the successful transplantation of a larger-than-average adult kidney from Brendan Clark, into his two-year-old son, Dexter 3D models of patients’ anatomies determined the feasibility of the transplant  Dexter has since made a full recovery and is now able Read More »

Image courtesy of Stratasys Ltd.

SME Releases Medical Additive Manufacturing 2018 Annual Report

Industry Collaboration Leads to Extraordinary Strides in Growth (DEARBORN, Mich., Apr. 25, 2018) – SME today announced the release of the Medical AM3DP 2018 Annual Report at SME’s RAPID + TCT event in Fort Worth. The report provides a snapshot of the impact of additive manufacturing/3D Printing Read More »

Image courtesy of SME

Stryker to Highlight Expanding Line of 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cages at AANS

New Tritanium TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage to be previewed Allendale, N.J. — April 27, 2018 — Stryker’s Spine division will showcase its expanding line of Tritanium® cages, including the new Tritanium® TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage, a 3D-printed interbody fusion cage intended for use Read More »

Image courtesy of Stryker