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  1. 3D printed skulls based on MRI scans highlight impact of 3D printing on medical field

    Designers from the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield, England have 3D printed two life-sized skulls based on a fellow colleague’s MRI scan. The 3D printed skulls were made using SLS and FDM 3D printing technologies and are meant to demonstrate how additive manufacturing has impacted the medical industry.
    3M BIC was established in order to facilitate ...
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  2. Volkswagen launches pilot project for 3D printing spare parts

    While 3D printing is becoming increasingly established in the automotive industry as a valuable tool for prototyping, a growing number of car manufacturers are now looking to broaden those possibilities even further. Recently, German car company Volkswagen joined those ranks, launching a new initiative that will use 3D printing as a viable avenue for producing spare car parts.
    Earlier last week, the Volkswagen Group announced a new pilot project in collaboration with the Department of Development ...
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  3. Under Armour's $300 3D printed Futurist sneakers available March 30

    American sportswear company Under Armour recently debuted its newest shoe model at its FW17 collection fashion show. Dubbed the “Under Armour Futurist,” the new kicks can be thought of as an upgraded version of the brand’s UA Architech shoes, Under Armour’s first 3D printed shoe model.
    The Futurist shoe, which is expected to officially launch on March 30 (on a very limited basis), will be retailing for $300 a pair. As readers can imagine, we were excited to get a first glance of the sneakers, ...
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  4. 11-year-old girl who made glitter-shooting prosthetic has more 3D printed projects li

    11-year-old Jordan Reeves, who last year made the world a bit jollier with her 3D printed, glitter-shooting prosthetic arm, has become a source of inspiration for many. The young and remarkably ambitious girl, who was born without most of her left arm (it stops just above the elbow), has been showing off her 3D printed glitter prosthetic all around the U.S. for the past several months, was presented with Disney’s Dream Big, Princess award, and was given a 3D printer courtesy of Autodesk and Dremel. ...
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  5. Could hospitals of the future utilize disposable 3D printers to fabricate 3D printed

    Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a biomanufacturing specialist based in Göttingen, Germany, has been awarded a patent for a disposable, single-use medical 3D printer that could be used to create sterile, biologically safe 3D printed organ models, bioprocessing equipment, and much more.
    Could disposable 3D printers be used to 3D print kidneys?
    In the not-too-distant future, ...
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