Medical & Dental 3D Printing News

3-D Printing 101

It’s been more than 30 years since the invention of 3-D printing, and yet in some ways the technology is still a frontier of unexplored potential. Three-dimensional printing —...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:00am EDT

Personalized heart models for surgical planning

Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible,...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 12:00am EDT

“MultiFab” 3-D prints a record 10 materials at once, no assembly required

3-D printing is great, assuming you're printing one material for one purpose, and that you’re fine with a few do-overs. But the technology is still far behind in reliably...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | Monday, Aug 24, 2015 9:30am EDT

Tough biogel structures produced by 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a new way of making tough — but soft and wet — biocompatible materials, called “hydrogels,” into complex and intricately patterned shapes. The process...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11:15am EDT

Cerebral curiosity

In 2007, Steven Keating had his brain scanned out of sheer curiosity. Keating had joined a research study that included an MRI scan, and he asked that the scan’s raw data be...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Kevin Leonardi | Koch Institute | Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 12:00am EDT

MIT’s Mobile Fab Lab participates in White House Maker Faire

MIT’s Mobile Fab Lab — a trailer containing digital fabrication, design, and manufacturing tools, along with an electronics workbench — was on hand Wednesday for the first-ever “...

MIT News - 3-D printing | News Office | Friday, Jun 20, 2014 10:15am EDT

Affordable precision printing for pros

Against the backdrop of today’s burgeoning 3-D printing landscape — with an ever-increasing number of machines popping up — MIT Media Lab spinout Formlabs has carved out...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 12:00am EDT

Digitization, decentralization, and omni-channel retail: The future of supply chains

Business executives spend a lot of time fretting over the supply chain, and for good reason. Decisions about mobile commerce and web-based logistics can make or break a company....

MIT News - 3-D printing | Eric Brown | MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 4:30pm EST