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Desktop Health Receives FDA Clearance for Flexcera 3D Printed Dentures

Resin technology for dental prosthetics is said to deliver superior strength, aesthetics  and function for patients.

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.
#supplychain #implants #metal

Medical & Dental

How A Digital Manufacturing Workflow Is Making Orthoses, Prostheses More Accessible

EastPoint Prosthetics and Orthotics has a track record of changing lives with limb prostheses, orthoses, helmets and more. The digital workflow it has built with Additive America to 3D print these devices is now allowing this mission to go farther.

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Headgear that Can Take a Hit: The Cool Parts Show #31

A custom helmet made via Multi Jet Fusion has allowed Sarah Piersanti to get back to practicing jiu-jitsu without fear of damaging her cochlear implant.
#video #coolparts #polymer

Medical & Dental

EOS System Installed in Orthopedic Hospital for Point-of-Care Printing

Hospital for Special Surgery and LimaCorporate open first provider-based 3D design and printing center for complex joint reconstruction surgery.
#implants #polymer

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.

Medical & Dental

Desktop Metal Launches Desktop Health for Patient-Specific Solutions

Health care business leverages Desktop Metal’s portfolio of AM solutions for current and future applications spanning dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, and printed regenerative tissues and grafts.
#metal #polymer

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Scapula Customized for Patient: The Cool Parts Show #25

A patient treated for a tumor of the shoulder blade was able to preserve full use of the arm thanks to an implant tailored to the precise form of the original scapula and made through electron beam melting.
#implants #metal #video

Medical & Dental

Rapid Response AM Initiative Holding Mock Disaster Drill Feb. 1

Group testing rapid 3D printing response to manufacture substantial amounts of critical supplies in the event of emergencies.
#education #polymer

Medical & Dental

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
#machining #enterprise #metal

Medical & Dental

3D Systems, VHA Collaborate to Transform Patient Care

The Veterans Health Administration is collaborating with 3D Systems to establish FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing facilities using additive solutions.

Medical & Dental

Materials and Measurement Will Bring the Full Promise of AM — Implants Show This

Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.

Medical & Dental

Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
#polymer #prototyping

Medical & Dental

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
#implants #metal #prototyping

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Ceramics Serve As Both Bone Graft and Support

Bioceramics including tricalcium phosphate and zirconia have been used to replace and stabilize human bone in reconstructive surgeries. Now, 3D printing brings customization and new design opportunities to these medical devices.
#ceramic #implants

Medical & Dental

3D-Printed Molds Accelerate Substitute-Ventilator Validation

Fortify’s 3D printing and injection molding expertise saved Ventilator Project weeks and thousands of dollars as the nonprofit hurried to supply clinicians and hospitals at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
#composites #moldmaking

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