World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy

August 26, 2014 by  
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Doctors from the Peking University Third Hospital in China have performed the world’s first implant of a 3D-printed human vertebra. After 12-year-old Minghao sustained a soccer injury, subsequent tests revealed a malignant tumor in his neck region that required extensive surgery, including removing his second cervical vertebra. Doctors from the orthopedics unit at the hospital 3D printed a new vertebra for the boy using titanium powder. Read the rest of World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bone , 3D printed vertebra , 3D printing , Beijing , china , Chinese boy receives world’s first 3D printed vertebra , Dr. Liu Zhongjun

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Iceland’s Solheimar Ecovillage is Still Going Strong After 84 Years

August 26, 2014 by  
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ACES’ 3D Printing BioPen Could Redraw the Way We Approach Bone Surgery

December 23, 2013 by  
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Fabricating artificial bones is one of the most interesting byproducts of the 3D-printing revolution . In the latest development , Australian researchers developed a BioPen that deposits regenerative stem cells onto damaged bone and cartilage in a process similar to 3D printing. Scientists at the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales say their bone growth pen combines 3D-printing with stem cell research to regrow missing or diseased bone faster and more accurately. Read the rest of ACES’ 3D Printing BioPen Could Redraw the Way We Approach Bone Surgery Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bone , 3d printing bones , 3D printing cells , ACES , ACES BioPen , Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery , Australian 3d printed bones , Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science , BioPen , bone replacement , bone surgery , medical research , Peter Choong , seaweed derived polymer , seaweed extract , St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne , stem cells , University of Wollongong        

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6 Of The Coolest, Most Innovative 3D-Printed Designs

August 7, 2013 by  
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MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

June 18, 2013 by  
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Scientists at MIT have figured out a way to produce a 3D-printed artificial bone  that is just as lightweight and durable as the real thing. By analyzing the structural patterns found in natural bone and mother of pearl, the team has produced a 3D-printed material that mimics the structure and performance actual bones. The new material is part of MIT’s quest to create a line of super durable and efficient metamaterials that can be used in anything from construction to medical uses. Read the rest of MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bone , 3D printing , eco design , green design , MIT , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials        

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3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

November 4, 2011 by  
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A trainee surgeon in the UK has developed a program that will save his hospital thousands of dollars – and potentially many lives as well – by 3D printing bones. Traditionally, bone models were not made for most patients’ cases because they cost the hospital thousands of dollars and take many weeks to complete. The new 3D printed models run around $150, take just a week to complete and ship and can help surgeons prepare for complex operations before their patients are even brought into the operating room. Read the rest of 3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d bone printing , 3d health technology , 3d medical printing , 3d printed bone , 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d printing technology , advanced printing technology , Aman Khan , mark frame , myra hair

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FLEXHUBDOCK: A Transforming Seaport that Creates a Safe and Vibrant Public Space for Barcelona

November 4, 2011 by  
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The FlexHubDock is a sustainable port concept developed by a group of IAAC students during their MAA 2010-2011 Emergent Territories/Ecocities Studio. FlexHubDock envisions Barcelona city 40 years from now with a port area that has been transformed into a new hub, not only for commerce and logistics, but for public gathering and play. The FlexHubDock works as a smart, shared surface that is enabled to function as both a dock for ships and a public plaza. The port can be physically transformed to fit any need at any moment, controlled via embedded sensors and a network system that receives information on space requirements required for the transition. Over the course of the day the function and shape of the FlexHubDock can change several times and even share functions, but ultimately what is created is a dynamic space with multiple uses for everyone. + IACC The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: flexhubdock , green ports , hub designs , iacc students , port designs , port spaces , transforming spaces

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