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Abstract COVID-19 has been spread in more than 220 countries and caused global health concerns. The supply chain disruptions have abruptly affected due to the second wave of COVID-19 in various countries and caused unavailability and shortage of medical devices and personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers. Three-dimensional (3D) printing has proven to be a boon…

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Introduction My opinions in this Editorial have been shaped by 20 years working in three academic Health Care Facilities (HCFs), with a clinical focus on medical image segmentation and image post-processing. During the first decade I studied and honed my skills in 3D visualization, defined as the ensemble of segmentation that can be viewed on a…

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3D printing is revolutionizing the medical device landscape through its ability to rapidly create patient-specific anatomic models, surgical instruments, and implants. Recent advances in 3D printing technology have allowed for the creation of point-of-care (PoC) 3D printing centers. These PoC centers blur the line between healthcare provider, medical center, and device manufacturer, creating regulatory ambiguity.…

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KIMYA, the additive manufacturing subsidiary of French printing and coating firm ARMOR, has announced plans to extend its recycled filament range to include new high-performance materials by 2024. As part of the third stage of ARMOR’s FIL’REC project, which is tied to the ORPLAST plastics recycling scheme, KIMYA is targeting between 70 and 100 percent recycled…

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Insiders and analysts predict the 3D printing trends to watch in our latest series of articles focused on the future of 3D printing. Nanoscribe, a specialist Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) 3D printing technology, has announced the launch of its new Quantum X align 3D printer. Debuted at Photonics West 2022 in San Francisco, the high-precision microprinter is reportedly the first…

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Printpal, a Chicago-based machine learning firm, has announced the launch of its new artificial intelligence-based defect detection software for use with 3D printers. PrintWatch, which comes in the form of a plugin, utilizes a camera pointed at the build area of an FFF 3D printer. Leveraging machine learning, the software monitors 3D print jobs and…

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Boston and Paris-based medical technology company BIOMODEX wants to improve the way that doctors and surgeons train for procedures; having sat nervously in several family waiting rooms at various hospitals in my lifetime, I am all for this. The company creates customizable, biorealistic haptic simulators and 3D printed medical models that physicians use to rehearse their procedures, and the Montreal…

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As a former secondary school science teacher, Oliver Wilson knows the challenges of communicating big, complex issues. Now, the palaeoecologist is reaching global audiences with a project that brings to life the microscopic world of pollen by producing giant 3D-printed models from high-quality scans of pollen grains. “Being able to identify pollen is important for…

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When Grace O’Brien’s friends said they could never go vegan because eggs were “in everything”, it got her thinking about creating an alternative. She experimented with different beans and bases for the recipe, including soy, pumpkin and lentils, to make an egg-like substitute that tasted close to the real thing. “I started by tinkering around…

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Carbon, the developer behind the Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has announced the launch of its new and improved M3 series 3D printers. The firm’s latest product line comprises two models, the M3 and M3 Max, and offers improved print speeds, larger build volumes, and higher-quality parts when compared to its predecessors. Paired with…

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