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Stereotactic systems from the 3D printer

Stereotactic systems from the 3D printer

Researchers have developed a way of manufacturing stereotactic systems from plastic using a 3D printer – a cost-effective method that opens up new design potential.

3D printing devices to boost bacterial resistance

3D printing devices to boost bacterial resistance

Researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time.

Reverse 3D printing to make tiny implants

Reverse 3D printing to make tiny implants

Researchers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows them to create incredibly small and complex biomedical implants.

Robotic third thumb changes the brain

Robotic third thumb changes the brain

Using a robotic 'Third Thumb' can impact how the hand is represented in the brain, finds a new study.

How to avoid 3D printing pitfalls

How to avoid 3D printing pitfalls

A research team has found that a method commonly used to skirt one of metal 3D printing’s biggest problems may be far from a silver bullet.

3D printing to aid tissue replacement

3D printing to aid tissue replacement

Researchers look to a future someday in which doctors can hit a button to print out a scaffold on their 3D printers and create custom-made replacement skin, cartilage, or other tissue for their patients.

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