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A new study evaluated two additive manufacturing methods for producing either fine or coarse textured titanium implants and compared the strength of bone integration, interlocking, and torque in rats given one or both types of the implants in the distal femurs. The ability to apply this technology to customize implant surface textures and geometries to match the specific anatomy of human amputees is increasingly important as the trend in prosthetic devices moves toward transcutaneous osseointegrated implants rather than socket-cup fitting devices, according to an article published in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing website until July 20, 2017.
As a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, Richard Trimlett knows a few things about the heart. He and his colleagues in the U.K. perform 35,000 heart surgeries every year on average. Trimlett typically begins an open-heart surgery by stabilizing the heart with a suction device. But a minimally invasive procedure called keyhole heart surgery is even more delicate.
In a major 3D printing story that attracted the attention of Newsweek (a magazine also known for writing articles claiming that 3D printing is over), a nano 3D printing technology generally known as Two-Photon Photopolymerization (2PP) was used by Brenda Ogle, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, to create a patch that doctors could apply to help a patient heal in case of myocardial infarction (i.e. heart attack).
3D Systems have started a new certified partner program for medical device additive manufacturing companies to offer secure and premium services for medical device companies. rms Company is the first to join this new quality supply network and will focus on design, development and manufacturing of medical implants using 3D Systems’ Direct Metal Printing (DMP) technology.
For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in silicone 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.
As hospitals and surgeons continue to see the value and discover new applications for 3D printed models, more are bringing 3D printing operations to a point of care setting. To address the growing demand for 3D printing, Leuven, Belgium-based 3D printing solutions provider Materialise will host a course on implementing 3D Printing in Hospitals and in the medical field. The course will take place June 11-13, 2017 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.
SmarTech Publishing, the leading provider of in-depth industry analysis services to the additive manufacturing industry, has published its first ever true industry opportunity deep dive market research report on the burgeoning ‘additive orthopedics’ industry, revealing an area of well-defined opportunity for additive manufacturing that is being faced with sizeable change over the next several years.