Medical & Dental 3D Printing News

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

The growing popularity of 3D printing for manufacturing all sorts of items, from customized medical devices to affordable homes, has created more demand for new 3D printing...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Zewe | MIT News Office | Friday, Oct 15, 2021 2:00pm EDT

Making health and motion sensing devices more personal

Previous definitions of “well-being,” limited to taking a brisk walk and eating a few more vegetables, feel in many ways like a distant past. Shiny watches and sleek rings now...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 4:10pm EDT

Nanoscribe GT2 adds to MIT.nano fabrication capabilities

MIT.nano has added the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2, a high-speed, three-dimensional microfabrication instrument, to its fabrication capabilities. The GT2 will provide MIT...

MIT News - 3-D printing | MIT.nano | Friday, Sep 3, 2021 11:50am EDT

Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

For the more than 5 million people in the world who have undergone an upper-limb amputation, prosthetics have come a long way. Beyond traditional mannequin-like appendages, there...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Monday, Aug 16, 2021 11:00am EDT

3D printing tiny parts for big impact

Whether it’s computer chips, smartphone components, or camera parts, the hardware in many products is constantly getting smaller. The trend is pushing companies to come up with...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021 12:00am EDT

Top collegiate inventors awarded 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Following a year that demonstrated the importance and practical applications of scientific advancement and invention, the Lemelson-MIT Program announced seven winners of its...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Lemelson-MIT Program | Monday, Apr 26, 2021 9:00am EDT

A better nasal swab for Covid-19 testing

Over nearly seven years researching 3D printing systems in MIT’s Media Lab, Jifei Ou SM ’14, PhD ’19 began to suspect his work could lead to better products. He never could have...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 12:00am EDT

Electronic design tool morphs interactive objects

We’ve come a long way since the first 3D-printed item came to us by way of an eye wash cup, to now being able to rapidly fabricate things like car parts, musical instruments, and...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 9:00am EDT

MIT plays key role in statewide effort to produce PPE

In late March, local leaders from academia, health care, and the private sector joined a conference call to hear state officials paint a grim picture: Hospitals in Massachusetts...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 12:14pm EDT

MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

Update: Verified health care providers, EMS, urgent care clinics, or other entities that require face shields for Covid-19-related use can fill out this request form. The...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 4:45pm EDT

Scene at MIT: Donations of personal protective equipment ready for local hospitals

While much of the MIT campus is quiet, Mail Services has seen a steady stream of activity this week as it acts as the staging and sorting area for thousands of donated Personal...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Nicole Morell | Office of Sustainability | Friday, Mar 27, 2020 3:20pm EDT

3 Questions: The risks of using 3D printing to make personal protective equipment

As the number of hospitalizations due to Covid-19 continues to rise across the U.S., addressing the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers has...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 12:20pm EDT

Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

A method for printing 3D objects that can control living organisms in predictable ways has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere. The...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 12:00am EST

Scientists look to synthetic biology and 3-D printing for life support in space

As NASA gears up to send humans back to the moon or even to Mars, they'll need to figure out how to keep these humans healthy and safe, far away from the resource-abundant Earth...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory | Friday, Jul 26, 2019 11:45am EDT

Celebrating a curious mind: Steven Keating 1988-2019

Alumnus Steven John Keating SM '12, PhD '16 passed away from brain cancer on July 19 at the age of 31. Keating received his master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering and...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Monday, Jul 22, 2019 2:35pm EDT