Nia Technologies receives $1.5M CAD to develop ‘3D PrintAbility’ 3D printed prosthesis project

Nia Technologies receives $1.5M CAD to develop ‘3D PrintAbility’ 3D printed prosthesis project

Nia Technologies, a Canadian nonprofit established by cbm Canada to provide “3D PrintAbility” orthopedic solutions in developing countries, has been awarded over $1.5M CAD ($1.16M USD) by Grand Challenges Canada, Google.org, Autodesk Foundation, and Stronger Philanthropy. Originally conceived by established nonprofit organization cbm Canada, (Nia Technologies’ parent organization) 3D PrintAbility is a 3D scanning and…

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Google Impact Challenge Awards $20M for Disabled Tech

The winners of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities have been announced, with many using 3D printing to change lives for the better. In May 2015, Google.org laid down the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. The challenge was an open call to nonprofit organizations that are developing technological solutions for the one billion people worldwide living with…

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Scientists 3D Print ‘Live’ Blood Vessels

It’s no longer a rare feat to 3D print blood vessels. Printing vessels that act like the real deal, however, has been tricky… until now. Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully 3D printed blood vessels that deliver nutrients and self-assemble like they would in a human body. The key is to print an initial structure out…

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Doctors Could 3D-Print Micro-Organs With New Technique

Gone are the days when 3D printers merely built plastic trinkets — scientists say 3D-printed structures loaded with embryonic stem cells could one day help doctors print out micro-organs for transplant patients. Embryonic stem cells, obtained from human embryos, can develop into any kind of cell in the body, such as brain tissue, heart cells…

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3D Printing Helps With Treatment Of Aneurysm

Teresa Flint had been experiencing diminished vision and headaches that were diagnosed as signs of an aneurysm, which is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where it branches. Options for treatment are said to be very risky as no two cases are identical and require…

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The Power of 3D Printing Helps Separate Conjoined Twins

Often, we talk about many new innovations and processes in manufacturing that would simply not be possible without the power of 3D printing behind them. From automotive to aerospace, many companies are embracing this technology, and are rewarded with better, stronger components that can be produced more rapidly and affordably. However, whether we are producing better…

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