Researchers Develop 3D Printing in Gel Technique that Can Be Used in Tissue Engineering (Video)

To improve 3D printing, simply add gel. A fresh technique uses one to support complex shapes that would fall apart under their own weight in normal 3D printing.

This new-found combination of strength and delicacy will be crucial if we’re ever to print the biological structures that make up organs, blood vessels and other tissue.

The gel, which has the consistency of hand sanitiser, is made of an acrylic acid polymer. It works like a scaffold, allowing the printing of intricate patterns that would collapse without its support – such as nested Russian-doll-like structures and thin, complex branching networks. Continue reading “Researchers Develop 3D Printing in Gel Technique that Can Be Used in Tissue Engineering (Video)”

Doctors Successfully Complete First Procedures with MySpine 3D Printed Surgical Guides

Joint and spine surgical product manufacturer Medacta USA announced the successful completion of the first two spinal surgeries in the United States using its MySpine Patient-Matched Technology. MySpine uses 3D reconstruction and rapid 3D printing technology to create patient-specific guides used in extremely complicated spinal deformation reparative surgeries. Continue reading “Doctors Successfully Complete First Procedures with MySpine 3D Printed Surgical Guides”