3D Printed Heart Model Helps Change Grim Prognosis for 5-Year-Old Mia Gonzalez

Stratasys 3D heart model Mia Gonzalez

Five-year-old Mia Gonzalez has always suffered from breathing issues which limited her ability to function as a normal child. Doctors discovered a rare heart malformation known as double aortic arch. The condition causes restricted airflow due to the entanglement of an extra vascular ring around eit … [Read more...]

Stratasys’ 3D Printing of Prosthetic Devices Spurs Innovation for Veterans at VA Make-a-thon


The VA Innovation Creation Series: Prosthetic and Assistive Technologies Challenge welcomed 125 designers, engineers, students, teachers and veterans to the make-a-thon event held in Richmond, Virginia, last week. Fourteen Stratasys FDM-based 3D printers, ranging from MakerBots to the Fortus 450mc,[Read more...]

3D Printing Enables More Precise Surgical Implants for Orbital Eye Operations


“Orbit” is the term surgeons use for the eye socket.  The most common types of orbital fracture are orbital floor (blow-out) fracture due to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents or hits from direct blunt objects. Any orbital-related surgery involving implants is complex and lengthy, since eac … [Read more...]

Stratasys Helps Put a New Face on Transplant Surgery

Pre-operative soft tissue model produced on the Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material Color 3D Printer using flexible TangoPlus Material

The impact of Stratasys 3D printing on medical procedures is nothing short of revolutionary. From surgical guides to organ models that reduce surgery times and improve accuracy, we hear of new breakthroughs nearly every day. Among the most dramatic is a full facial transplant based on 3D printing. … [Read more...]

The Happy Tail of Oreo and His 3D Printed Patella

3d printed patella

Oreo, a six year old dog residing in Canada, suffered a dislocated left hind patella. The patella was surgically removed to relieve the pain, but the beloved mixed breed pup developed a limp after surgery which left him unable to run and play. Oreo’s veterinarian contacted the Orthopaedic Inn[Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printing Dramatically Reduces Prototyping Time and Costs for Brightwake Blood Recycling

The final Hemosep, after iterative prototyping on the Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D Printer

We’re used to stories where companies save considerable time and money with 3D printed prototyping. But a medical device company that’s using rapid prototyping to improve surgical outcome –  that deserves an even closer examination. During certain invasive surgeries, a patient often needs many un … [Read more...]

Some Straight Talk (and a Round Award) for 3D Printing in Orthodontics


3D printing is becoming increasingly popular with dentists, but an even greater percentage of orthodontists are prepared to make the leap to digitizing their “shops” – or they already have! The compact Objet30 OrthoDesk, award-winning digital dental workhorse Objet Eden260V and the just launched Obj … [Read more...]

Meet Avi Cohen, Digital Dentistry’s Biggest Evangelist

Avi Cohen Stratasys Global Dental

We sat down with Avi Cohen, Director of Global Dental at Stratasys, to find out how 3D printing technology is having an impact on dental treatments and the broader industry Avi Cohen is a 3D printing veteran, joining Stratasys (then Objet) in 1999. He’s witnessed the sweeping transition from hand … [Read more...]