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