Here are some recent news on medical 3D printing

Innovation in medical 3D printing continues to accelerate. Here are some of the main stories that caught our attention on Medical design and subcontracting and Mass device over the past year.

June 2019

Digital manufacturing company Protolabs (Maple Plain, Minnesota) deploys metal 3D printing production capabilities.

Materialize announced FDA clearance for his Imitates Enlight – cardiovascular intervention planning software creating precise 3D printed cardiac models.

July 2019

Axial3D closes a $ 3 million funding round to support its expansion in the United States. The Belfast-based company is working on automated algorithms to improve access to medical 3D printing for booming modeling and education in healthcare settings.

September 2019

Protolabs adds the Carbon platform to its portfolio of 3D printing technologies. Carbon benefits from rapid stereolithographic printing with little or no mechanical impact on the growing part.

Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer

Stratasys is looking to take medical modeling to another level with its new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer. [Image courtesy of Stratasys]

October 2019

Stratasys announces the launch of its J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer, designed to reproduce the feel, responsiveness and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models.

Adam – a young company with technology to 3D print bone grafts in ceramic bioglass and modified biopolymer – says its first human trials are coming soon.

December 2019

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) signs a medtech 3D printing partnership with Formlabs (Somerville, Mass.) – a fast growing manufacturer of relatively affordable stereolithography-based 3D printers.

patient-specific stents

[Image from the Cleveland Clinic]

January 2020

The FDA clears custom 3D printed stents developed by a Cleveland Clinic physician. Dr. Tom Gildea developed the stents to keep the airways open in patients with severe respiratory disorders caused by inflammation, trauma, tumors and other masses.

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