Archives of #3D printing technology

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Researchers Developing Method for Fixing Joints with 3D Printed Tissues

Is 3D Printing the Cure? Professor Jos Malda and a team of University Medical Center Utrecht researchers in the Netherlands are on the verge of a breakthrough in medical technology, and the key is 3D printing. 3Dprinting.com reports on what the researchers believe may be the cure for arthritis. This cure, they assert, comes in the form […]
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Breakthrough Research Paves the Way for 3D Printing DNA

In the last few years, the range of materials that can be 3D printed has widened considerably. Soon, DNA may join the list of materials that can be used in the additive manufacturing process, thanks to new research conducted at the University of California Berkeley. The new method for synthesizing DNA developed over the course […]
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Scientists 3D Print Human Heart Tissue

3D Printing News A major breakthrough in the world of 3D printing and medical science has just occurred in Chicago, as medical technology firm BIOLIFE4D has successfully printed a human cardiac patch. Reported by 3ders.org, the patch made by the group was especially notable for including multiple different kinds of cells rather than just a […]
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Adidas Prepares for Mass Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Footwear giant Adidas recently announced its plans to greatly expand the role of 3D printing in its manufacturing processes. The company is planning an ambitious project to put 3D-printed midsoles into as many as 100,000 pairs of shoes by the end of 2018, with millions of pairs featuring the midsoles within a few years.   […]
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3D Printing Corneas

Cornea transplants, in which a diseased or damaged cornea is replaced with a donated one, are one of the most common transplant procedures performed. According to All About Vision, 47,000 transplants, also called cornea grafts, were performed in the United States in 2013. All told, a million have been performed worldwide since 1961. As with […]
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3D Printing Technology Enables Pioneering Research in Brain Tissue Replacements

3D bioprinting, the area of 3D printing technology dealing with the creation of biological tissues, has generated a huge amount of excitement throughout the medical community in recent years. Though there are numerous bioprinting projects underway at major universities, few have as much potential to revolutionize healthcare as a recent University of Wollongong study into […]
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Researchers Develop 3D Printable Ink for Creating Complete Electronic Circuits

In the last several years, much research has gone into the possibility of using 3D printers to create functional electronic devices. Now, researchers at the University of Nottingham have gotten one step closer to that goal by developing a method for printing complete electronic circuits using new types of 3D printable ink. This new process […]

More progress toward 3D printed meals

Since before the beginning of history, people have prepared their meals by combining ingredients and cooking them, often a time-consuming process. An associate professor at Ewha Women’s University in South Korea named Jin-Kyu Rhee is developing a new way to prepare a meal using a 3D printer, according to ZME Science. Rhee’s team developed a […]
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Custom printed bandages

Bandages are a part of health care that almost everyone is familiar with. From the type that you get at the drug store to cover cuts and scrapes, to the more sophisticated versions that hospitals use for more serious injuries, bandages are the most common medical devices that people use. Now, according to 3D Printing […]

American Military Explores Sustainable 3D Printing With Recycled Materials

In the most recent of several research studies by the American military into potential applications of 3D printing, the United States Army and Marine Corps have entered into a joint project to explore the use of recycled plastic filaments. The goal of the study is to successfully use the PET plastic found in common water […]
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