And that is exactly what makes this 3D printing innovation so promising, as it can correct bow legs without the need for lengthy hospital stays, painful treatment, and months of living with a metal pinned in your flesh.
Japanese scientists have announced that they are well on their way with the development of a 'next-generation bio 3D printer' that can produce biomaterials through layers of stem cells, proteins and collagen-like synthetic materials.
Recently, a team of biology researchers have discovered that the strands of DNA molecules are capable of acting as a glue to hold together 3D printed materials that might someday be used to grow tissues and organs in a lab environment.
Sweden’s Sandvik AB (SAND) has been around since 1862, growing to encompass 47,000 employees across 130 countries as the world’s biggest producer of metal-cutting tools. The company continues to keep pace with new technology and, to ensure that it can capture the 3D printing market, Sandvik is opening a new 3D printing research and development center […]
Spearheaded by PhD candidate Ken Ye, they have explored combinations of 3D bioprinted cell structures and 'Infrapatellar fat pad adipose stem cells' (or IPFP-ASCs). This interesting study revealed that these bioengineered structures could be used to develop osteochondral grafts, which can be used to treat those problematic cartilage injuries.
Last month, a team from the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), published a revolutionary approach to 3D print nanostructures entirely of graphene in the November 33, 2014 edition of Advanced Materials.
New Zealand-based implant producer Ossis Ltd has announced to expand and revolutionize their production of 3D printed implants. The company has already been producing custom-made implants that have been individualized to suit specific patients.
For an engineering team from the Michigan Technological University – Led by Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering – has been working on an open-source 3D metal printer for some time now.
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) today announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB® 3D printing technology for aerospace and industrial applications – OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD. OXFAB is OPM's proprietary technology platform and formulation of poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), an ultra-high performance polymer with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, low and high temperature performance, radiation res
Could 3D printable human organ transplants become a reality in the coming years? Reports are surfacing that the Japanese government will also begin heavily investing in this very human branch of 3D bio printing technology.
More recently, an IBM Research lab in Zurich, Germany developed a device by reconfiguring an atomic force microscope so that it was capable of creating 3D patterns with a nanometer-scale resolution in organic material. Among other uses for the material is as a mask for creating circuits.
By Davide Sher Although some other sectors such as aerospace and biotechnology make the 3D printing news more often, the automotive industry is the biggest adopter of 3D printing technologies and has been one of the main drivers for their growth...
Luckily, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have devised a way to replace damaged menisci using a personalized 3D printed implant infused with proteins that stimulate stem cells, prompting the body to regenerate a brand new, functional lining.
In the second quarter of 2014, Gartner conducted a worldwide survey to determine how organizations are using or planning to use 3D printing technologies. Gartner survey reveals that high acquisition and start-up costs are delaying investment in 3D printers.
Since hitting the 3D printing scene in 2007, design studio Nervous System has been helping push additive manufacturing forward with a variety of applications and future-forward aesthetic directions in everything from jewelry to home goods and even...