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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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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3D Printing is Helping to Standardize Surgical Training

Traditionally surgical training has depended on the orderly exposure of the surgeons to graduated clinical experience in the operating room under the close supervision of senior surgeons. Such preceptor-apprenticeship on an operation table is the major bottleneck in training of congenital heart surgery because of the wide variation and complexity of pathological anatomy, relative rarity […]

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Striking the Balance between Prototype Realism & Functional Performance

Stratasys has just released 3 ground-breaking material enhancements to its flagship J750 full-color, multi-material rapid prototyping solution. In this short hands-on video below, we take a dive into the incredible prototyping versatility that these materials now open up to professional designers and engineers. Tough Functional Engineering Parts First up is an example of tough engineering […]

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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 […]

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