Medical

Transforming Healthcare With the Lynxter S600D’s Triple Extrusion

3D printing has hundreds of applications in healthcare, including creating precise anatomical replicas to help plan surgery, manufacturing prosthetics for amputees and whipping up custom trays for medical instruments. Advancements in materials and additive manufacturing techniques also mean that 3D printing is more accurate, consistent, and efficient than ever. One of the recent advances is …

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Finishing 3D Printed Prosthetics with PostPro Chemical Vapor Smoothing

Post-Processing 3D printed prosthetics for comfort, safety and strength with AMT PostPro. One commonly cited limitation of 3D printing is the surface finish of 3D printed parts, which usually have visible layers – the opposite of injection moulded parts, which are perfectly smooth and ready to go. Thankfully, you can achieve the injection-moulded look with …

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How SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital 3D Prints Anatomical Models

When we think of 3D printing in hospitals, imagining a future of additively manufacturing organs and limbs isn’t so farfetched. While we aren’t quite there yet, 3D printing is being used to assist with surgeries and operations today. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital uses 3D printing to plan, simulate, and refine around two hundred surgeries annually. …

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3D Printing Orthopaedic Devices With Liquid Silicone

  3D printing with silicone is game-changing for the orthopaedics industry, which uses silicone to make non-rigid parts for orthopaedic devices, such as liners that reduce strain on joints.   The Lynxter S600D prints skin-friendly silicone developed with silicone chemistry experts COP Chimie. The silicone is suitable for all external healthcare applications, including orthopaedic devices. …

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Introducing Formlabs BioMed Black Resin & BioMed White Resin

Formlabs has announced the additional launch of two new BioMed Resins for biocompatible 3D printing: BioMed Black Resin and BioMed White Resin, optimised for both biocompatibility and performance these two highly opaque medical-grade materials ready to fuel innovation in medical manufacturing. In 2020, Formlabs introduced BioMed Resins to provide healthcare customers with medical-grade, functional materials …

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A 3D Printed Prosthetic Saved This Indian Hornbill’s Life

When Indian Hornbill Crescent was diagnosed with cancer, medical researchers turned to 3D printing to save the bird’s life. Crescent was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, common skin cancer in humans that can be deadly in birds. The only option was to cut a section of the bird’s beak off to remove the cancerous cells, …

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