Mar 31, 2018 | By Tess

This week was chock-full of exciting 3D printing news, especially for the medical industry. Not only did Materialise achieve FDA approval for its medical 3D printing software, but Open Bionics also made a world first with its Hero Arm. Read more stories below:

Materialise makes medical 3D printing history with FDA software approval

3D printing software company Materialise has become the first company to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed anatomical model software intended for diagnostic use. 16 of the top 20 hospitals in the U.S. use Materialise’s Mimics software. [Read more]

France's 3D printed Yhnova house to welcome first residents this June

3D printed housing has really been gaining in momentum the past couple of weeks with the unveiling of New Story’s $4,000 3D printed home and the announcement of a 3D printed building in Milan. Now, just outside of the French city of Nantes, a 3D printed social housing project is nearly liveable. [Read more]

Liquid 3D printing: Berkeley Lab scientists create complex all-liquid 3D structures from water and oil

A team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has devised a 3D printing method capable of fabricating entirely liquid structures. The technique uses a special 3D printer to deposit “threads of water” into a base of silicone oil, and could be used for constructing liquid electronics and for chemical synthesis. [Read more]

Could this $500 open-source printer be the RepRap of 3D bioprinters?

Researchers from Adam Feinberg’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an open-source 3D bioprinter that can be built affordably using a modified desktop 3D printer. The large-volume extruder (LVE) component of the bioprinter can be 3D printed. [Read more]

Hero Arm: Open Bionics to roll out 'world's first' medically approved 3D printed bionic arm

Open Bionics, a UK-based developer of low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands, has received some exciting news from the National Health Service (NHS). The company’s Hero Arm has become the first ever medically approved 3D printed bionic arm and will be available for purchase across the UK starting April 25, 2018. [Read more]



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