Surgical Planning with 3D Printed Hearts for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

3D printing is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.  Its impact on percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion as an alternative therapeutic approach to medical therapy for stroke prevention continues to evolve as the technology advances. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small, ear-shaped pouch in the muscle wall of the left atrium.  In […]

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Opens a 3D Printing Center of Excellence

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, a non-profit 195-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in St. Louis, Missouri, is partnering with Stratasys to create a new Center of Excellence (COE) with the goal of helping physicians and researchers advance the use of 3D printing for a wide range of medical applications. (L to R) Brian […]

Surgeons Pinpoint Kidney Tumors with 3D Printed Color Models

Representing a significant advancement in complex surgical procedure planning, Stratasys color, multi-material 3D printing is being increasingly deployed to aid surgeons who treat a variety of conditions, from heart malformations and hip replacements to brain tumors. Using Stratasys’ transparent VeroClear material enables Dr. Bernhard to see inside the kidney and estimate the specific location and […]

3D Printed Heart Valves Assist Cardiologists in Planning Patient Specific Replacement Surgeries

In the July issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, our collaborative team from  the Piedmont Heart Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology published a paper titled, Quantitative Prediction of Paravalvular Leak in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Based on Tissue-Mimicking 3D Printing.  In this study, we demonstrated the feasibility of using 3D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models […]

3D Printing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Cases

3D printing is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.  Its impact on the treatment of challenging abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) continues to evolve as the technology advances. Rupture of the abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the United States and the 10th leading cause of death for […]

Creating Podfo and Changing Lives with 3D Printing

In recent years, 3D printing has facilitated important breakthroughs in the healthcare field. This has been particularly welcome in the medical device space, where customization needs are growing, and affordability using traditional manufacturing methods can be out of reach. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing supports consumer facing businesses that have the potential to really help people live […]

3D Printing and Siemens Mobility Partner to bring Innovations to the Railway

Siemens Mobility is a company that builds on mobility concepts that have the potential to make transportation and the business models therein more efficient and innovative.  When they partnered with SWU Verkehr GmbH in 2003, they had one main goal, and that was to keep vehicle availability as high as possible. The first project these […]

Simplify Sacrificial Tooling with 3D Printing

The Problem: Complex composite parts with hollow interiors are difficult to manufacture. Complex composite structures, with hollow interiors, present unique manufacturing challenges where internal tooling, generally referred to as a cores or mandrel, is required to define the hollow internal features. Any part configuration that traps the mandrel inside the composite part, requires sacrificial tooling* […]

Airbus Standardizes on Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Solutions for A350 XWB Aircraft Supply Chain

Stratasys has announced that leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus is standardizing on ULTEM™ 9085 3D printing material for the production of flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft. Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 resin is certified to an Airbus material specification and is used in Stratasys’ FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) -based additive manufacturing solutions. By combining a high […]


“At Medtronic – Sofamor Danek, cutting-edge medical technology takes new shape, thanks in part to FDM rapid prototyping technology.”

— Troy McDonald, Medtronic–Sofamor Danek