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3D Printing Companies and 510(k) Clearances

A 510(k) is a formal announcement to the United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) of a company’s intent to market a medical product to the general public. Companies intending to sell products that involve application to the human body are required...

Researchers Create a Digital Noah’s Ark with 3D Scanning

A research team of over 20 people has started a project at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with hopes of preserving endangered species facing extinction. The project, Digital Life, has been established with hopes of creating a 3D model of every living...

3D Printed Casts Help Bones Heal Almost Twice as Fast

Deniz Karasahin, a Turkish student, has developed a new type of cast, dubbed the Osteoid, with 3D printing and ultrasonic technologies that can actually heal bones over 40 percent fast than traditional casts. To decrease healing time, casts are designed to emit small...

Doctors in Shanghai Use 3D Printed Brain Models for Surgery Prep

At a recent seminar in Shanghai, China, doctors from the Punan Hospital, located in the southeast region of the city, revealed they have turned to 3D printing as an aide in brain surgery preparation. The doctors explained that they have begun to 3D print brain models...

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