3D Printing Helps Shape the Development of the Blackstone Valley Education HUB

There are not enough skilled workers to meet the demands of Massachusetts’ Blackstone Valley region’s business community. Traditionally, community colleges and technical schools have answered this call by investing in programs that provide students with the technically-rich skill sets that employers are seeking to lead them into the future. While this is proving to be a step […]

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3D Patient Specific Models Prove Integral to Life Saving Vascular Surgery

Taking Complex Aortic Aneurysm Cases from Inoperative to Operable As an internationally recognized Center of Excellence when it comes to its Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the University Hospital Mainz is applying 3D printing to transform the hospital’s surgical planning process for complex, life-saving vascular cases improving not only patient outcome, but also reducing procedural costs.  How […]

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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 […]

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