Prosthetics

  • Acrotec and AddUp partner for the future of MedTech. Developing metal 3D printing technology for implants and instruments.

    Acrotec, one of the largest European medical contract manufacturers, and AddUp, a global metal additive manufacturing OEM, are partnering and combining their expertise – providing an industrial solution for the Medtech industry. Developing metal 3D printing technology for implants and instruments for surgeons and health professionals. Thanks to a reduction…

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  • 3DBio Therapeutics reconstructs human ear using bioprinted living tissue. In partnership with the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute.

    3DBio Therapeutics, a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute have conducted a human ear reconstruction using the AuriNovo implant – an investigational, patient-matched, 3D bioprinted living tissue ear implant. This groundbreaking reconstructive procedure, which is in the first-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial, is evaluating the safety…

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  • Hornbill saved using 3D printed biocompatible material. The procedure was a first-of-its-kind restorative surgery.

    Cresent, an Indian hornbill at ZooTampa in Florida, USA, has become the first bird to receive restorative surgery after developing a life-threatening tumor. The tumor was located under Crecent’s casque, without which her sinuses would be left exposed. The surgery saw her casque being replaced using biocompatible 3D printing technology.…

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  • PPprint GmbH, the German specialist for 3D printing with polypropylene (PP) for professional, technical and medical technology applications is announcing its partnership with Ascent Fabrication Inc. This strategic partnership enables US-based 3D printing companies in all industries to order the entire PPprint product portfolio. International shipping costs and extended lead…

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  • COP Chimie is a French SME based in the Vercors region which has been developing materials for the orthopedic equipment industry for over 30 years. The company’s Research and Development laboratory has succeeded in developing a range of 3D printable silicone elastomers certified for skin contact and produced on its…

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  • A Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust patient was the first person in the world to be supplied solely with a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye on 25 November 2021. He first tried his eye on 11 November alongside a traditional acrylic prosthetic. By going home on 25 November…

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  • Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, and DiveDesign partnered to develop a custom 3D printed K9 quad cart for rescue dog “Wobbly Hannah” (@wobblyhannahtotherescue). Hannah is affected by a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means her brain doesn’t communicate well with her body in terms of movement,…

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  • Glaze Prosthetics, a market expert in the production of highly personalized prosthetic arms, has invested in an HP Multi Jet Fusion 580 Colour 3D printer, to take its entire production process in-house and to target a new application that aims to drastically reduced post-processing times. Founded in 2017, Glaze Prosthetics…

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  • BellaSeno GmbH, an ISO 13485-certified MedTech company developing absorbable scaffolds using additive manufacturing technologies, established a novel, leading-edge additive manufacturing facility for medical implants supported by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, Leipzig, Germany. It is one of the first GMP-compliant manufacturing facilities worldwide to include innovative…

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  • Additive manufacturing has been touted for its potential to have a major role in disrupting the traditional orthopedic industry for almost a decade. However, even in a sector that grapples with increasing costs for orthopedic specialists and demands for improved comfort, aesthetics, and quality of life, adoption of AM technologies…

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