News - 9 Jan 2017
3D printing is enabling strong advances in the field of soft robotics. New research from Cornell University has created robotic hands that have sensory feelings. Known as the Gentle Bot, the soft...
News - 31 Oct 2015
MakerBot Thingiverse, the world's largest 3D design community, reached a landmark one million uploads and 200 million downloads on its platform. What began in 2008 as a website exclusively for the...
News - 18 Dec 2013
Dr. Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that...
Article - 19 Mar 2003
Stereolithography has been used successfully to assist surgeons with ear implants. The process is described as is how it saves them time and expense.
News - 7 Jan 2014
Perhaps nowhere are the real-world benefits of 3D printing technology more poignant than in the medical realm, where scientists, researchers and doctors are delivering breakthroughs seemingly ripped...
News - 16 Oct 2015
Engineers at Stanford have developed an artificial, skin-like, plastic material that has the ability to detect pressure sensation, and also send this signal to a live brain cell.
News - 10 Apr 2015
Lenore Rasmussen’s Synthetic Muscle™ material will be launched to the International Space Station by a Falcon 9 rocket on April 13, 2015 from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Article - 27 Jul 2004
Coatings such as titanium nitride on biomedical implants can improve their performance. Whilst the substrate my be biocompatible, the coating may help to improve wear resistance and lubricity. This...
News - 24 Nov 2005
The screwless dental implant system that connects implant and suprastructure with a novel clipping mechanism has been recognized with a major award: Its designer - Prof. Dr. Manfred Peters, head of...
News - 14 May 2020
Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak -- a flaw caused by the...