3D printing

Additive manufacturing and medical products

Success in 3D bio-printing of cartilage

A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D bio-printer. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In … READ MORE

3D printable implants may ease damaged knees

Printable hydrogel matches the strength and elasticity of human cartilage. A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped … READ MORE

3D-printed Adidas trainers go on sale

Adidas has released a limited-edition run of its 3D-printed trainers, which were worn by a number of athletes at this year’s Rio Olympics. The 3D Runner goes on sale today at stores in London, New York and Tokyo – marking the … READ MORE

Transforming orthotics with 3D printing

Orthoses, often referred to as orthotics, are traditionally passive devices worn by people to support an injured or weak body part. The ambitious, yet simple vision of this advancement in AFOs is about the look on a patient’s … READ MORE

Wearable chair for surgeons

Here is a wearable chair that allows surgeons to perform long surgeries with less muscle fatigue. It supports a half-sitting posture and reduces the burden of standing for hours each day. Cool Wearables. Archelis wearable chair helps … READ MORE

I just want to dance again

Andiamo is building and delivering an integrated clinical service and software platform that uses 3D scanning, 3D printing, and predictive analytics to create custom orthotics for disabled children.What happens when you listen instead … READ MORE

EXO-L custom ankle support prevents sprains

“The mechanism employed by this external ankle ligament,” says the company, “offers full protection against spraining your ankles without decreasing your freedom of movement and comfort.” Ankle injuries such as sprains and … READ MORE

Medical 3D printing for the radiologist

From personalized replacement body parts to safer surgeries, 3D printing is revolutionizing medicine. Dr. Frank Rybicki, an American expert in the field, tells Andrew Duffy what the future holds — and why he’s set up shop in … READ MORE
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