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Spectroplast silicone 3D printing got €1.4m investment from AM Ventures

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Spectroplast AG has developed a high-precision 3D printing technology for pure silicone, enabling the production of complex soft medical implants. Spectroplast’s Silicones are compatible with the latest SLA and DLP Technology, innovation lies in providing a cutting-edge material technology that makes industry-standard Silicones accessible to Additive Manufacturing.

According to Johann Oberhofern and Manuel Schaffner, Chief Technology Officer at Spectroplast, TCT Magazine, AM Ventures,” introduction of silicones to the world of additive manufacturing is well-timed with the rapidly growing demand for customized silicone products that we not only observe in the healthcare sector but also in many other markets.
As an industry, we are just starting to understand how powerful 3D printing of functional products will become when it is combined with the massive potential offered by industrial-scale production. Having the financial support and domain expertise of AMV will help us execute our mission even more rapidly and broadly.”

https://www.tctmagazine.com/3d-printing-news/spectroplast-silicone-3d-printing-service-investment-am-ventures/

https://spectroplast.com/

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Materialise reports the Second quarter and now, 2019 results

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Materialise incorporates nearly 30 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which form the backbone of the 3D printing industry.
According to Materialise,” Let’s discuss ways how we can empower people to design, collaborate, build, and fabricate in more sustainable ways, while reducing waste, saving money, and staying competitive. At the end of the second quarter of 2019, the total commitment of lease assets and liabilities amounted to 5,050 kEUR. Our Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2019 was affected positively by the new standard as a result of the rental payments decrease of 644 kEUR; however, our operating profit was impacted by only 52 kEUR as depreciation expenses increased by 593 kEUR.
Materialise, Will acquire a mix of existing and new shares bringing its total shareholding to 75%, with the founding shareholders retaining the remaining 25%. All shares will be fully paid for in cash at the closing, which is expected to take place during the week of August 5, 2019.”

According to Materialise reports the Second quarter and now, 2019 Results, Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “In spite of a macro-economic environment that continues to be challenging, Materialise reported another quarter of top-line growth. This was mainly driven by Materialise Medical, which continued to perform strongly with solid revenue growth and EBITDA performance, and also by Materialise Manufacturing, which realized a double-digit EBITDA margin and grew its revenues for the third consecutive quarter.

This quarter, the contribution by Materialise Software to our revenue growth and Adjusted EBITDA margin was below our expectations as a number of sales were pushed out to the second half of the year. Our outlook for 2019 remains within our previous guidance range, with our results now including expected contributions from our August acquisition of a 75% stake in Engimplan.

This investment, which will enable us to introduce the benefits of Materialise’s patient-specific 3D printing implants and expertise to the fast-growing Brazil market, is part of our strategy to accelerate our growing presence in the additive manufacturing ecosystem through carefully selected acquisitions and partnerships.”

https://www.materialise.com/en

https://www.materialise.com/en/press-releases/materialise-reports-second-quarter-2019-results

Physna: Compare thousands of 3D models in seconds

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Physna: Compare thousands of 3D models in seconds,
According to Physna’s CEO Paul Powers and Glenn Warner, “Through revolutionary artificial intelligence, Physna uses advanced algorithms to dissect and analyze 3D objects in the blink of an eye.
Many companies have collectively spent billions of dollars on this problem. The reason that Physna is the first to actually fix it is that we used a fundamentally different type of technology.
Compare your IP with others in seconds, ensuring that you’re using the correct models and nobody else is using your designs. Promptly determine if a 3D object matches your standards, allowing you to get to market quicker. Find any 3D object in seconds, old or new, helping to keep department and operation costs to a minimum. Compare any two models instantly and see exactly how much they match with total accuracy and reliability. We call those facets. Everything in nature can be broken down into triangles. We basically analyze the relationship of facets to each other and to the surrounding environment.”

https://www.physna.com/

https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/don-t-phear-the-phunny-name-physna-could-soon-be-a-1-billion-software-company

https://www.drivecapital.com/index?success=true

https://www.drivecapital.com/

Physna raises $6.9 million to develop “Google of 3D models”

Prellis Biologics has raised $8.7M

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According to Dr. Alex Morgan, Principal at Khosla Ventures and Dr. Melanie Matheu, Prellis Biologics’ co-founder and CEO, “Regenerative medicine has made enormous leaps in recent decades. However, to create complete organs, we need to build higher-order structures like the vascular system. Prellis’ optical technology provides the scaffolding necessary to engineer these larger masses of tissues. With our investment in Prellis, we’re supporting an initiative that will ultimately produce a functioning lobe of the lung, or even a kidney, to be used in addressing an enormous unmet global need.

The human tissue engineering is the ability to build complex tissues with working vascular systems. The future of regenerative medicine revolves around harnessing the power of our own cells as therapeutics and building the tissues to keep them alive. Khosla Ventures is the perfect investor to support our merging of deep tech and cutting-edge regenerative medicine. With this technology in hand, we can begin to ask questions about real 3D cell biology that have never been asked before.”

https://www.prellisbio.com/

https://www.eurekalert.org/

3D printers in or near rural health facilities

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According to HESE director John Gershenson, “For too long, people have lacked access to appropriate medical care just because of where they were born. Now, the entire world will know that Penn Staters are helping to right that wrong. We’ve been exploring the idea of installing these 3D printers in or near rural health facilities, training staff members and local entrepreneurs there how to use them and creating the necessary support systems. If these facilities can make those hard-to-get items for themselves, they could keep running their facility the way they need to rather than having to import everything from other countries.”

For rural areas in Kenya, healthcare accessibility has been and continues to be, a growing concern—one that the Kijenzi venture hopes to solve by providing accessible and affordable medical education tools.

According to Ben Savonen, “this is a very experimental project, but, as some of the components of its work out, it will have a huge impact.”

https://wp.me/p64ptu-2tg

https://www.psu.edu/feature/2018/06/18/3d-printing-purpose

3D-printing a lunar base

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According to European Space Agency, ESA, “Could astronauts one day be printing rather than building a base on the Moon? In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D printing using lunar material was feasible in principle. Since then, work continues to investigate the technique. The shielding against radiation provided by a 3D-printed block of simulated lunar regolith was measured, providing important inputs for next-stage designs.”
According to ESA(Now),” astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived on the International Space Station following a six-hour flight in the Russian Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft alongside NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.”

From comments,

4 years ago

This is all good except the “3d printing material” should be the regolith itself melted by focused solar energy. This way the printers could print an inexhaustible™ supply of infrastructure from roads to sinks to rail-launch systems and so on. You would want one specialized printer for printing the things that can’t be made from regolith. (control circuits, actuators, etc.)

I really hope NASA and ESA team up to explore the rest of our solar system and beyond.

3Years ago
Nice, would be able to put an observatory on the moon and make it a refuel station for further travel and a back up for rescue if needed also can make a shipbuilding/repair station safer launches don’t have to fight the gravity and atmosphere burn up, can also make a relay station put a full array of satellites on the moon.
It would be simpler and cheaper to ship high explosives to the moon and use them to excavate a cylindrical chamber into the side of a large crater (like building a tunnel on earth) and then seal off the end, pressurize, and occupy. Much roomier, more protection from radiation and meteor impacts. This 3-D printer idea is dull and uninspiring.
This is great news potentially. I hope one day we can live in space or the moon.

Now
2019: HASSEL wants to print a 3D mars base.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-48845755/why-3d-printing-could-be-key-to-a-moon-base

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07h703b

https://www.esa.int/ESA

http://lucaparmitano.esa.int/

3D Printing News Alert(Ohio officials seek to promote 3D-printing of prosthetics via law change)

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Ohio officials seek to promote 3D-printing of prosthetics via law change.

According to Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, during a Statehouse news conference on Thursday, “Aaron is providing an innovative and creative solution to a problem that he and many other people face, and I don’t want outdated laws to stand in his or anyone else’s way.”
According to some comments from the video,”
1-
Mohammad Samheel
1 month ago
Anyone with a 3D printer can also help others by modifying and 3D printing these prosthetics. It’s available.
2-
littigTxFishing
1 month ago
Such a simple design no electronic parts why aren’t these being used more.
3-
Ryan K.
1 month ago (edited)
I have a robotics class in my high school, and the entire class has to build some with the tools they learned from previous years. I am the only one that is making a fully functional 3D printed arm.
4-
Saud Md. Munwar
1 month ago
Yes, this man is really working for mankind.
Salut Guillermo Martinez.
5-
Fern F
1 month ago
Bravo! 3D printing can be so much more than toys. This is a wonderful project ❤
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Rebecca Isaac
1 month ago
Besides being a good person he is a hero to help those who can not afford expensive robotic limbs…😗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😗😗
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Talgat Tursynbekov
1 month ago
Robotic Hand building is tough.
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RedSnowGlobe
1 month ago
So a young guy who took a 3D design from the internet and is giving a custom printed version to people around the world for free, comments are praising him like a god wtf.”

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4779.02

https://www.cleveland.com/open/2019/06/ohio-officials-seek-to-help-3d-printing-prosthetics-charity-via-law-change.html

enablingthefuture.org

3D printing to help surgeons

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According to Global News and Dr. Kevin Harris, a pediatric cardiologist at BC Children’s Hospital, “We’re actually able to see, feel and hold the patient’s heart, understanding the size and the relationship of different structures. The hospital unveiled the first pediatric 3D printing program of its kind in western Canada.

The 3D printers can make models of a child’s organs to help doctors with clinical planning and preparation.”

http://www.bcchildrens.ca/

http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/clinics/childrens-heart-centre

New 3D printing technology to help surgeons at B.C. Children’s Hospital

3D Printing News Alert(The 3D printing’s role in lifesaving development before and now)

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The 3D printing’s role in lifesaving development before and now.

Published on 10 Jun 2009 by Koen Van Roy. According to Dr. Gabor Forgacs,” made that prediction. Now, he is making it a reality. Gabor is a University of Missouri researcher doing groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine. He is also the Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Organovo, the latest company to receive support from you, the donors of the Methuselah Foundation”.

According to the Euronews Knowledge,” it was published on 10 Jul 2013.
Organ transplants have been a lifesaving development and one of the shining success stories of modern medicine. But the shortage of organs for transplantation is an ongoing problem. One answer is to grow them artificially in a laboratory – a promising although controversial solution.

The hope is to put human liver cells into that structure to see if they can grow and multiply into a fully functioning human liver.

Euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world’s most interesting know-hows, directly from Space and Sci-Tech experts”.

This is from the ‘Science Museum’s’ video, it was published on 8 Oct 2013. According to Materials scientist, Brian Derby,” thinks that it will be some time before working human organs can be 3D printed for transplant. But there are some surprising ways 3D printing can already heal you”.

Now— Artificial liver and transplantation by, SCOTT L. NYBERG.

According to some comments, and concerns,
1 Remon Michel
5 years ago
we hope so much develop this solution.

2 Ayy Foo It’s Modelo Time
3 years ago
Investing in this research.

3— zsdg15
6 years ago
So in 2075 when I’m 80 I can replace most of my organs with a younger version of my organs to live to 110? 😀

4 group
6 years ago
How do they regulate that the cells will divide? Like, do they only have cells in the bio-ink that are in S phase? How do they make the cells into mitosis?

5— Rebekkah Todd
6 years ago
I strongly recommend that everyone invest in this company now while the stock is still low – also, SSYS, DDD, and ADSK – you are looking at the future….if you have any spare money to invest at all…

7— TheKingdomOfDragons
6 years ago
OMG, that is SWEET 😀

8 Seeu anon
7 years ago
We need to support this! I am unwell and need medical help.

9— Jordan Quenneville
7 years ago
This blew my mind, but:
This process would be fantastic if say, a healthy organ was suddenly damaged. But what if the organ failed for other reasons, like old age? What are the implications of using old cells? Would the new organ fail more quickly then? Also, if the organ failed because of a genetic disorder, wouldn’t the new one be just at risk of mutation and failure?
In both these cases, what’s the longevity of these organs? What’s the longevity of an ideal printed organ?

10— djjmria
8 years ago
I need a new right arm, do they also make those?

11— ProGameDev101
9 years ago
Would Bio-engineering be the degree to get to help contribute to this type of technology?

12— booste30
9 years ago
This guy’s going to win the Nobel Prize.

13 Strawbz7209
9 years ago
This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

14 Richard Monat
4 years ago
Thank you for your time. I forgot to respond on time. 3-D printing is a footprint on the snow or sand, that real explorers will track. God, I’d love to see, even what’s the beginning. What a future from that TOOL. Richard.

I hope everybody from the comments section, find this post and read about the latest research:)

 

 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aor.13448

https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/artificial-liver-transplantation/overview

http://www.marketwatch.com/video/sectorwatch/how-medical-3d-printing-could-solve-the-shortage-of-organ-donations/43274A11-C66F-47E6-9E8E-0FB80119849A.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org

www.marketwatch.com

3D Printing News Alert(VA creating 3D printed artificial organs, bones)

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According to Dr. Beth Ripley, a radiologist at VA(
Department of Veterans Affairs ) Medical Center Puget Sound and chair of the Veterans Health Administration’s 3D Printing Advisory Committee, “3D printing is a total game-changer, technology pushes us further away from our patients. This technology is allowing our VA staff to really come close to the patient. The initiative aims to improve patient care by aiding surgical planning, crafting assistive medical devices and prosthetic limbs and eventually, creating bones and organs for transplant.”

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/04/17/va-looks-create-artificial-organs-even-bones-3d-printing.html

3D Printing News Alert(3D printed food investigation)

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According to Campden BRI, “We have recently invested in a 3D printer to investigate the potential for, and the limitations of, 3D printing when applied to food. The 3D printer will be used to assess:
the printability of foods
the creation of complex designs
the potential for personalized nutrition
the impact on food texture”.

https://bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/21093/Campden_BRI_launches_3D_printing_technology_study.html