Sun.Apr 05, 2020

Remarkable Struggles

Wohlers Talk

Our nation’s healthcare providers are doing extraordinary work. They are risking their lives to help many of us. We cannot provide too much support to them. I’m hopeful that they receive the personal protection equipment (PPE) they deserve. To date, many have not, and that’s unbelievably sad, especially given the sacrifices they are making. Several organizations have stepped up to try to fill this void. One of the hundreds of efforts underway stands out.

3D Printing is More Than Manufacturing—It’s Fun!

3D Innovations

3D printing is a technology that has been in the news lately due to its ability to rapidly develop parts to help our medical communities. This technology is excellent at getting parts to people at incredible speeds, however there is more to it—this technology is actually fun at every age.

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Cartilage Tissue Engineering via Characterization and Application of Carboxymethyl Chitosan-Based Bioink

International researchers continue the trend in exploring natural biomaterials for bioprinting, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Characterization and Application of Carboxymethyl. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting 3d printed scaffolds bioprinting Cartilage regeneration Chitosan bioink tissue engineering

3D Printed Ventilator Splitter


When there are more critical patients than ventilators to keep them alive, doctors need to take hard decisions on which patient gets to live on the ventilator and which patient will need to die. It’s hard to believe, but this is exactly what happens in hospitals in crisis situations. Back in 2006, two doctors demonstrated that by using T-tubes and adapters, a ventilator circuit could be divided such that four simulated patients could share a single ventilator in emergency circumstances.

Rapid Prototyping and On Demand Manufacturing

Our blog is focus on rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing information for global product designer, engineers, purchase officer and entrepreneur.

University of Sheffield: Comparative Research of SLM & EBM Additive Manufacturing with Tungsten

Jonathan Wright recently submitted a thesis to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Sheffield, exploring 3D printing with tungsten, a rare metal. In ‘Additive. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials additive manufacturing research The University of Sheffield tungsten

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3D Printed Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

3D Printing Progress

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain's contours and monitor activity over longer periods, without aggravating surrounding tissue. Such flexible electronics could be softer alternatives to existing metal-based electrodes designed to monitor brain activity, and may also be useful in brain implants that stimulate neural regions to ease symptoms of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and severe depression