Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing

3D printing and additive manufacturing are being used in the medical field to create customized implants, prosthetics, and protective devices. Access the essential technical briefs and resources for design engineers working in manufacturing and medical industries.

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R&D: Test & Measurement
Platform Monitors Gut Microbiome
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
Supplements: Electronics & Computers
Medical Design Briefs: 2020 Technology Leaders
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Easier Printing of Circuitry on Wearable Fabrics
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
2020 Product Buyer's Guide
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
Flea-sized, hollow blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing.
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
Researchers have 3D printed a complex, porous lattice structure using liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), creating devices that can finally mimic cartilage and other biological tissues.
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Innovative Approach Controls Defects in 3D Printing

With its ability to yield parts with complex shapes and minimal waste, additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of metallic components. That...

Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
The 3D structures recreate those found in tissues.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Tech Printing May Help Eliminate Painful Shots
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Altavian, a Gainesville, FL, based drone maker, has turned its production from drones to reusable masks to help answer the ongoing national supply shortage due to the COVID-19...

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, the need for 3D printing solutions to provide supplies to the medical community increases drastically. MakerBot’s initiative aims to...

In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network along with its...

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