Medical & Dental 3D Printing News

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9:25am EDT

Building the tools of the next manufacturing revolution

Over a century ago, a visitor to Henry Ford’s new assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan, could watch workers build automobiles from interchangeable parts, and witness a...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jonathan Mingle | MIT News correspondent | Monday, Jun 17, 2019 11:59pm EDT

A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence

Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 12:00am EDT

New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

A new way of making scaffolding for biological cultures could make it possible to grow cells that are highly uniform in shape and size, and potentially with certain functions. The...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Monday, Mar 25, 2019 3:48pm EDT

Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 3:59am EST

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

MIT and Draper researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 12:00am EST

Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch

MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings.The menagerie of...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 12:28pm EDT

Paper-folding art inspires better bandages

Scraped up knees and elbows are tricky places to securely apply a bandage. More often than not, the adhesive will peel away from the skin with just a few bends of the affected...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 12:00am EDT

Interdisciplinary materials science a key to progress

Interdisciplinary materials research holds the key to solving the existential challenges facing humanity, former Sandia National Laboratories executive Julia M. Phillips told...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 3:30pm EST

Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun,...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:59pm EDT

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t fully automated the way your office’s inkjet is. With paper printers, users queue documents...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:59pm EDT

3-D printing with cellulose

For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT, it may also become an abundant...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Friday, Mar 3, 2017 10:30am EST

Living sensors at your fingertips

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 3:45pm EST

Lincoln Laboratory lends a 3-D-printed hand

Cyborg beast, phoenix, talon — although these names seem fitting for superhero characters, they are actually names for devices that make people feel like superheroes. These...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Megan Cichone | Lincoln Laboratory | Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 8:00am EDT

3-D printed structures “remember” their shapes

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print three-dimensional structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Friday, Aug 26, 2016 12:00am EDT