3D printable optimized design for orthotic and prosthetic medical devices

Nowadays, the emergence of additive manufacturing made the high-quality manufacturing of structures with complex geometries feasible. In the field of Biomedical engineering, 3D printing techniques can be used to fabricate prosthetic and orthotic medical devices with high product quality, fast production speed, and minimized specialized manual labor.

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Creating centimeter-scale complex tissue geometries within seconds via Volumetric Bioprinting

Our finite ability to spontaneously regenerate our organs, associated with increasing longevity, reinforces the need for engineered human tissues. Bioprinting made constructing architecturally complex, centimeter-scale 3D living structures possible in hours, arranging cells and materials into pattern that can hasten maturation into functional tissues. Nevertheless, biological elements such as cells and biomolecules are sensitive to physical stimuli and have shortened lifetime in solution. This can result in the reduction of cell function proportionally to printing time.

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Materialise Medical is partner of the 3D Medical Printing Series

Materialise Medical has pioneered many leading medical applications of 3D Printing and is enabling researchers, engineers, and clinicians to revolutionize innovative personalized treatment that helps improve and save lives. Discover our open and flexible platform of software and services which forms the foundation of certified Medical 3D Printing.

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Bioprinting: Ushering in a new era of medicine

A year and a half ago, Dr. Albert Chi, a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and an expert in prosthetic devices, was talking to a group of parents whose children suffered from congenital limb loss. He told them that prices don’t make it feasible to fit children with advanced prosthetic devices — kids will outgrow them in months, and more money will have to be spent upsizing a prosthetic hand or limb. That’s when one parent challenged Chi: Hadn’t he heard of 3-D printing? Continue reading “Bioprinting: Ushering in a new era of medicine”

3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University

Recently, 3D Printing Industry reported on Michigan Tech’s Tolou Shokuhfarexperimenting with graphene-based biomaterials to produce a “bioink” that can replace and re-stimulate growth in cartilage and nerve cells. Graphene has long been a material of interest for biomedical, engineering, … Continue reading “3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University”

3D Systems debuts powerful new all-in-one medical 3D printer at LMT Lab Day Chicago

3D Systems announced yesterday the immediate availability of its revolutionary, all-in-one medical 3D printer, the ProJet 3510 DPPro, which the company plans to debut at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2015. The ProJet 3510 DPPro, the latest in 3DS’ stellar MultiJet’s (MJP) line, gives medical and dental labs the power to print precision dental wax-ups, … Continue reading “3D Systems debuts powerful new all-in-one medical 3D printer at LMT Lab Day Chicago”

3D Printed Skin: New Zealand Designer Streamlines Medical Training in Sutures

Medical education and clinical experience can only be obtained through learning and doing, so it has to start somewhere. We just hope it’s as painless for the patients as possible. This issue can be enormous in developing countries where medical care is scarce and often first- and second-year medical students are thrown into medical care and procedures with a startling lack of practice, due to emergency and necessity. Continue reading “3D Printed Skin: New Zealand Designer Streamlines Medical Training in Sutures”