Students Design a 3D Printed Bone Implant

A group of students from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico have designed a 3D printed bone implant using synthetic materials. Instead of a metal implant that never integrates with the body, the device is made out of a material absorbs into the body within 28 days, leaving only regenerated bone in its place. This…



Student Creates 3D Printed Cancer Detection Device

A teenage student named Devin Willis is revolutionizing the medical industry with his 3D printed cancer detection device. The project, called SLIDEMAP, is currently a finalist in the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge. Devin’s goal with the project was to help doctors detect cancer while it is still treatable. The machine works by using a computer…


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Open Source 3D Bioprinter Could Change Medicine Forever

Korean researchers have developed the plans for a new 3D bioprinter and released them as an open source document. By offering this data for free, these researchers are allowing scientists and medical professionals across the globe easier access to the ability to print tissues, organs, and other bio-materials for their patients. For example, 3D bioprinters…



8th Grade Student Gets New 3D Printed Arm

Dontavius Morris was born without a right arm. He currently attends the Memphis School of Excellence, and some of his fellow students thought they might be able to help him. Pairing up with their teacher, Mehmet Gokcak, they designed and created a 3D printed arm that has revolutionized Dontavius’s life. The red and black 3D…