Dental Multi Material 3D Jetting

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by Kateryna Filippovych, Process lead, Océ, a Canon company

Imagine 3D printed full color artificial teeth for permanent use. Why not? This question we asked ourselves two years ago. And our scientific curiosity resulted in first multi material and -color 3D jetted tooth model.
Driving vision is to bring dentistry on a new level of multi-material and colourful 3D printing.
This presentation will provide some insights on the unique jetting possibilities of biocompatible dental resins in combination with 3D workflow software.

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British PhD student 3D prints on inflatable substrate to create artificial muscles

A Nottingham PhD student shows us that 3D printing technology can do a lot more for the medical world than just bioprinting. For Fergal Coulter, a lecturer and PhD candidate at the College of Art & Design and Build Environment at the Nottingham Trent University, is using 3D printing and scanning techniques to create artificial muscles. Continue reading “British PhD student 3D prints on inflatable substrate to create artificial muscles”

Bioprinted Valves That Grow: How 3D Printing is Transforming Heart Surgery (VIDEO)

Technology is transforming the field of cardiac surgery. At Henry Ford Innovation Institute, physicians are using 3D printing to model exact replicas of hearts to allow surgeons to explore a patient’s specific anatomy before planning out treatment and surgery based on each person’s individualized needs and risks. Continue reading “Bioprinted Valves That Grow: How 3D Printing is Transforming Heart Surgery (VIDEO)”

The promise of medical 3D printing: from 3D printed prosthetics to regenerated human limbs

Considering the high pricing of prosthetics and the difficulty of customizing them, 3D printing provides a much-anticipated solution to the artificial limb market. MIT developed a solution called FitSocket. It uses 3D Scanning and 3D printing to make artificial limbs that are fully customizable, to the finest detail. Continue reading “The promise of medical 3D printing: from 3D printed prosthetics to regenerated human limbs”

World’s First 3D Printed Vertebrae Are Implanted Into Patients in China

Peking University Third Hospital’s Orthopedics Department recently announced a new 3D bioprinting development. They have been undertaking clinical trials of a new 3D printed orthopedic type – artificial vertebral bodies. These tests represent the first time that vertebral bodies created by 3D printers have been used in human bodies. Continue reading “World’s First 3D Printed Vertebrae Are Implanted Into Patients in China”

How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Tokyo University’s RIKEN and Japanese medical research firm NEXT 21 K.K. have developed a 3D printer that uses ink from the bone substitute calcium phosphate. The researchers have requested regulatory approval for the printer that is designed to print bones exclusively. Continue reading “How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?”