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Scientists 3-D print new windpipe cartilage

In a breakthrough, researchers claim to have 3D printed a windpipe cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement by using a patient's own cells.

3D-printed cartilage for tracheal replacement developed

Using 3D printing, investigators from the non-profit Feinstein Institute for Medical Research here have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement.

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA
3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA

 A team of NASA researchers has found that 3D manufactured copper parts could withstand the heat and pressure required of combustion engines used in space launches.

Inspiring innovation through 3D-printed robot: EU
Inspiring innovation through 3D-printed robot: EU

The European Union (EU) said that it has a 3D-printed robot ready to be introduced in schools to cultivate the creativity of students studying mechanics, computer sciences, electronics and 3D printing.

'3D printing 'technology of the future'

Three-dimensional printing, sensors, the cloud and personalisation are "the future in technology," according to Amar Hanspal, vice president of the San Rafael, California-based Autodesk manufacturing company.

3D-printed technology to make drug delivery better

The US researchers have developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.

3D printed plastic skull successfully implanted in woman

In a first in medicine, part of a woman`s skull has been replaced with a plastic cranium, made using a 3D printer.

Pioneering 3D printing reshapes UK patient`s face

In a medical first, a survivor of a serious road accident in the UK has undergone pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using 3D printed parts.

Soon, satellites to be made of recyclable materials

ESA are currently on a look out for new ideas on materials which can be recycled or converted into different, useful resources for other processes.

3D printing `will change the world`

From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.

Now, 4D printing method to enable shape-changing objects

Scientists have developed a new method for 4D printing which enables production of objects fixed in one shape that can later be changed to take on a new shape.

3D printed odour-free cast allows patients to scratch themselves

The latest in 3D printing is a new cast that looks like an attractive alternative to the bulky plaster and fibreglass casts.

New material may allow 3D printing of personal electronics

The University of Warwick researchers have created a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite that can be used to produce electronic devices.