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3D Printing Helps Cardiothoracic Surgeons Create Custom Tools

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 …

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Scientists Experiment with Nano 3D Printing to Help Patients Heal from Heart Attacks

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, …

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GE Additive and Stryker Announce Additive Manufacturing Partnership for Orthopedic Implants

GE Additive and Stryker have entered into a partnership agreement to support Stryker’s growth in additive manufacturing. The agreement covers new additive machines, materials and services for Stryker’s global supply chain operations. The announcement was made at GE’s Minds + Machines event, GE’s premier industrial internet event dedicated to software, …

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Will Additive Manufacturing Become the Leading Production Method for the Orthopedic Industry?

SmarTech Publishing has just issued a new research note that is available for download via the firm’s website. The leading AM market research company has published its first ever true industry opportunity deep dive market research report on the burgeoning additive orthopedic industry, revealing an area of well-defined opportunity for additive manufacturing …

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New Silicone 3D Printing Method by University of Florida Could Benefit Millions of Patients

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. In a …

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