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Going low tech: When 3-D scanning just won't work

When designing a product or part, many people take inspiration from what's around them and end up looking to have an object 3-D scanned in order to modify or reproduce it. In 3-D scanning, the term "reverse engineering" has a specific meaning: converting the messy point...

source: By Renee Eaton
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Scientists in South Korea have come up with a new method for 3D printing human skin, which both shortens the process and reduces the cost. Reporting their results today in the journal Biofabrication, the team from Pohang University of...

source: ScienceDaily

In mid-2015, a five-month-old girl from Chitradurga district in Karnataka was diagnosed with craniosynostosis. Two bones of her skull were fused together, hindering the development of her brain. It’s a condition that affects 1 in 2,000 babies worldwide.

source: Forbes India

Bionic hands for children may soon be available on the NHS as the world's first clinical trial of a new type of prosthesis begins this week. The 3D-printed devices for child amputees, based on popular Disney characters, are designed...

source: The Independent

It may be difficult to believe now, but 3D printing started as a niche technology. It was expensive and not readily available, and not many people understood its potential. Today, that's no longer the case. Brands,...

source: Inc.

Californian medical device company SI-BONE, creators of the iFuse implant system, has announced FDA clearance and full U.S commercial launch of its 3D printed titanium implant, the iFuse-3D Implant. The innovative medical implant was made using a metal 3D printer.

source: 3D Printing Industry

Researchers say they have developed 3D-printed patches infused with cells that provide a novel method to growing healthy blood vessels to treat ischemia. Their study ("3D-printed vascular networks direct therapeutic angiogenesis in ischemia") was published in Nature Biomedical...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News


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