The Lattice 72: Healthcare 3D Printing Newsletter

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The Lattice is 3DHEALS weekly recap of the latest news, publications, events in the world of healthcare 3D printing, and 3D Bioprinting.  Have a cool 3D printed Lattice photo to share with us? Tag us @3dheals on Instagram or Twitter

About the Lattice this week:  Related to our last newsletter cover which was a colorful 3D printed skull using the HP printer. We are guessing coloring may be based on #finitelementanalysis using #FEM, possibly showing focal stress. Different 3D printed objects using different 3D printing process will have different mechanical properties, and #FEA will help with identifying potential design flaw before actual manufacturing. In the medial space, #FEM #FEA are already apparently used for surgical planning with or without 3D printing, which is how we discovered the cover graphic on #Instagram this week. Photo credit to: @aytasarim

Just for fun, we also shared a computational fluid dynamics model of a Thanksgiving turkey being cooked with heat where the color map is the analysis of airflow velocity /convection in the oven. Here is the full article published in 2013.

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European TRIANKLE project to develop 3D bioprinted implants for the ankle joint November 9th, 2020 @FraunhoferIGB @CELLINK3D @ViscofanBioEngineering @gradocell @pie_upvehu @OAFIFoundation @BarcaInnoHub @Leitat @TUeindhoven

Canadian-based research partners launch 3D anatomical reconstruction laboratory, LARA 3D November 20th, 2020 #LARA3D

Why 3D printing is ideal to replicate animal meat November 24th, 2020 @redefinemeat

3D Universe Untethered 6 – Creating the Kinetic Hand, a 3D Printable Hand by Mat Bowtell November 24th, 2020 @free3dhands

CTI Biotech Unveils Two 3D Printed Skin Models for Commercialization November 25th, 2020 @ctibiotech @CELLINK3D @basf_carecreations @Beiersdorf_AG

Three Key Hurdles Restraining the Growth of the Tissue Engineering Field November 25th, 2020 

Additive manufacturing enhances magnetic resonance systems [See more from Nature Communications] November 26th, 2020 @DTM_Print_ @3dprotofab @3dsystems

3D Printed Membranes for Water Osmosis November 27th, 2020 @sutdsg @NTUsg

Chungbuk Scientists 3D Print Cheap Customizable Eye Implants For ‘Man’s Best Friend [See more from PLOS ONE] November 27th, 2020 @tinkercad @HealthcareRokit


Copper3D’s Antimicrobial Materials for 3D Printing Reduce Viral Load of Coronavirus : For the last two years, Chilean-North American start-up Copper3D has been hacking 3D printing materials by giving them antimicrobial properties to help avoid infections and save lives on a global scale. Now, the innovative company has successfully tested the antiviral capacity of the additive present in all its Copper3D products against a human coronavirus strain. November 24th, 2020 @Copper3D_Global

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing : In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer. Results of the first clinical trial of 3D-printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). November 23rd, 2020 @RSNA @TOHatRSNA

How 3D Printing Is Scaling Up COVID-19 Protection : At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus broadened to include the creation of face masks, shields, and other personal protective equipment (PPE). To support 3D manufactures across the country, the VHA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) agreed to collaborate. Along with America Makes—a private 3D printing firm—the agencies work together to increase stores of protective equipment and other necessary devices, test them for safety and efficacy, and send them through the FDA review process. November 24th, 2020 @AmericaMake @VeteransHealth @NIH 


Gradient refractive index (GRIN) optics November 17th, 2020@Livermore_Lab

Full Process of Making an Innovative Full-Mouth Restoration from 3D Print November 20st, 2020 @lukekahng

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