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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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DSM and 3Dmouthguard Develop Instantly Printed Mouthguards

  15 April 2018 – Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, today announced a partnership with 3Dmouthguard. The companies will develop custom-made and instantly printed 3D mouthguards to protect teeth and mouth injuries in any type of sport that Read More »

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Carnegie Mellon University: 3-DIY – Printing Your Own Bioprinter

By E. Forney and Emily Durham | College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Researchers in Adam Feinberg’s lab have developed a low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer, and they have released the breakthrough designs as open source so that anyone can Read More »

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Renishaw – Cancer Patient in South Wales Receives Life-Saving Operation

  April 2018 – 71-year-old Peter Maggs received life-saving chest surgery at Morriston Hospital, Wales, during an operation to remove a large sarcoma from his chest. As part of the procedure, Mr Maggs received a rib prosthesis which was designed by Morriston Hospital. This is Read More »

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Leading French Pharmaceutical Company Achieves Full Return on Investment within First Year of Installing Stratasys Production 3D Printer

Thanks to high-performance thermoplastic resin and ABS-M30i biocompatible 3D printing material, UPSA is now able to replace metal parts in some applications and reverse engineer components for part replacement Creation of lightweight 3D printed parts decreases part weight by 70 percent, which reduces machine wear-and-tear, Read More »

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