3D printing

With increased medical precision, speed of service and reduced cost, 3D printing presents a unique opportunity to transform traditional healthcare and its delivery. We give key insights on an array of topics that includes 3D printing of implants and prosthetics, anatomical modeling for surgical planning and the advances of bioprinting of tissue, vessels and organs.

Are mini-microscopes and disposable robots conquering the labs of the future?

Are mini-microscopes and disposable robots conquering the labs of the future?

Professor Dr Peter Pott and his team turn to 3D printers to successfully realize his vision of “high end at low cost” medical devices.

A new combined process for 3D printing

A new combined process for 3D printing

Scientists have developed a way to integrate liquids directly into materials during the 3D printing process.

A 3D printed microscope for everyone

A 3D printed microscope for everyone

The open-source system from the 3D printer delivers high-resolution images like commercial microscopes at hundreds of times the price.

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

Results of the first clinical trial of 3D printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting RSNA.

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible – properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process brings lifelike synthetic polymers a step closer.

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Researchers have used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose.

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3D printed ultra-low-cost hearing aid

Using a device that could be built with a dollar's worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case, researchers want to help the hundreds of millions of older people worldwide who can't afford existing hearing aids to address their age-related hearing loss.

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