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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346291/filaments-production-and-fused-deposition-modelling-of-abs-carbon-nanotubes-composites
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Sithiprumnea Dul, Luca Fambri, Alessandro Pegoretti
Composite acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/carbon nanotubes (CNT) filaments at 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 wt %, suitable for fused deposition modelling (FDM) were obtained by using a completely solvent-free process based on direct melt compounding and extrusion. The optimal CNT content in the filaments for FDM was found to be 6 wt %; for this composite, a detailed investigation of the thermal, mechanical and electrical properties was performed. Presence of CNT in ABS filaments and 3D-printed parts resulted in a significant enhancement of the tensile modulus and strength, accompanied by a reduction of the elongation at break...
January 18, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309974/three-dimensional-printed-skull-base-simulation-for-transnasal-endoscopic-surgical-training
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Jia-Ping Zheng, Chu-Zhong Li, Guo-Qiang Chen, Gui-Dong Song, Ya-Zhuo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery (SBS) presents a great challenge for inexperienced neurosurgeons due to the complicated anatomic structures, 2-dimensional endoscopic view, limited operative field, and required skills. We designed a personalized multi-material and multi-color three-dimensional (3D)-printed SBS simulation to reproduce the complex anatomy of the skull base. The fidelity and feasibility for anatomical education and surgical training were assessed. METHODS: Two-dimensional computer tomography and magnetic resonance images were collected from a 42-year-old healthy male volunteer...
January 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287640/precision-and-trueness-of-dental-models-manufactured-with-different-3-dimensional-printing-techniques
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Soo-Yeon Kim, Yoo-Seok Shin, Hwi-Dong Jung, Chung-Ju Hwang, Hyoung-Seon Baik, Jung-Yul Cha
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we assessed the precision and trueness of dental models printed with 3-dimensional (3D) printers via different printing techniques. METHODS: Digital reference models were printed 5 times using stereolithography apparatus (SLA), digital light processing (DLP), fused filament fabrication (FFF), and the PolyJet technique. The 3D printed models were scanned and evaluated for tooth, arch, and occlusion measurements. Precision and trueness were analyzed with root mean squares (RMS) for the differences in each measurement...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240212/accuracy-of-implants-placed-with-surgical-guides-thermoplastic-versus-3d-printed
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Caitlyn K Bell, Erik F Sahl, Yoon Jeong Kim, Dwight D Rice
This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of implants placed using two different guided implant surgery materials: thermoplastic versus three-dimensionally (3D) printed. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan previously obtained and selected for single-tooth implant replacement was converted into a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) file. All models were planned and exported for printing using BlueSkyBio Plan Software with the DICOM files. A total of 20 3D-printed mandibular quadrant jaws replicating the CBCT were printed by Right Choice Milling, as was the control model to accept the control implant...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237232/3d-printed-phantoms-mimicking-cortical-bone-for-the-assessment-of-ultrashort-echo-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Robba Rai, David Manton, Michael G Jameson, Sonal Josan, Michael B Barton, Lois C Holloway, Gary P Liney
PURPOSE: Human cortical bone has a rapid T2 * decay, and it can be visualised using ultrashort echo time (UTE) techniques in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These sequences operate at the limits of gradient and transmit-receive signal performance. Development of multicompartment anthropomorphic phantoms that can mimic human cortical bone can assist with quality assurance and optimisation of UTE sequences. The aims of this study were to 1) characterise the MRI signal properties of a photopolymer resin that can be 3D printed, 2) develop multi-compartment phantoms based on the resin, and 3) demonstrate the feasibility of using these phantoms to mimic human anatomy in the assessment of UTE sequences...
December 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232300/three-dimensional-printing-of-life-like-models-for-simulation-and-training-of-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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Toshiyuki Yamada, Motohiko Osako, Tomoya Uchimuro, Ryogen Yoon, Toshiaki Morikawa, Maki Sugimoto, Hisao Suda, Hideyuki Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: As the use of minimally invasive surgery in cardiothoracic surgery increases, so does the need for simulation and training. We developed a heart model for simulation and training of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, particularly minimally invasive mitral valve repair using our new three-dimensional printing system. METHODS: Digital imaging and communication in medicine data from patient computed tomography, three-dimensional computer-aided design, and three-dimensional printing helped create replicas of the heart and thoracic cavity...
November 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222738/ct-based-3d-printing-is-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-pre-procedure-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-device-closure
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Edinrin Obasare, Sumeet K Mainigi, D Lynn Morris, Leandro Slipczuk, Igor Goykhman, Evan Friend, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Gregg S Pressman
Accurate assessment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is important for pre-procedure planning when utilizing device closure for stroke reduction. Sizing is traditionally done with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) but this is not always precise. Three-dimensional (3D) printing of the LAA may be more accurate. 24 patients underwent Watchman device (WD) implantation (71 ± 11 years, 42% female). All had complete 2-dimensional TEE. Fourteen also had cardiac computed tomography (CCT) with 3D printing to produce a latex model of the LAA for pre-procedure planning...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200269/viologen-based-photochromic-coordination-polymers-for-inkless-and-erasable-prints
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Wei-Qiu Kan, Shi-Zheng Wen, Yuan-Chun He, Chao-Yue Xu
Four coordination polymers, namely, [Zn(HL1)(L2)0.5]·H2O (1), [Cd(HL1)(L2)0.5]·H2O (2), [Zn(L1)(L3)0.5]·H2O (3), and [Cd(L1)(L3)0.5] (4) (H3L1 = (3,5-dicarboxyl-phenyl)-(4-(2'-carboxyl-phenyl)-benzyl)ether, H2L2Cl2 = 1,1'-bis(4-carboxy-benzyl)-4,4'-bipyridinium dichloride, and L3Cl2 = 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridylium dichloride), have been synthesized hydrothermally. The structures of compounds 1-4 have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, and further characterized by elemental analyses, infrared (IR) spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) analyses, and thermogravimetric analyses...
December 4, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179285/-efficacy-of-3d-print-guide-technique-in-one-stage-posterior-approach-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-and-thoracic-tuberculosis-with-kyphosis
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Nazierhan Shaxika, Z G Sun, H Yuan, H Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of 3D printing technology in the treatment of patients with cervical kyphosis and paraplegia in different segments of the cervical spine after one-stage debridement, bone graft fusion and pedicle screw fixation. Methods: From January 2008 to January 2017, a total of 31 patients with thoracolumbar tuberculosis were treated in the Department of Orthopaedics, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region people's Hospital.Lesions of the thoracic spine (T1-T4) in 8 cases, (C5-C7) in 10 cases, cervical and thoracic segment in 13 cases, involving a total of 2 cases of vertebral body in 7 cases, 3 cases of vertebral body in 14 cases, 4 cases of vertebral body...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137703/fabrication-of-a-novel-aptasensor-based-on-three-dimensional-reduced-graphene-oxide-polyaniline-gold-nanoparticle-composite-as-a-novel-platform-for-high-sensitive-and-specific-cocaine-detection
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Pegah Hashemi, Hasan Bagheri, Abbas Afkhami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Tayyebeh Madrakian
In the present research, we have developed a novel label free aptasensor based on screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with three-dimensional magnetic reduced graphene oxide(3D-MRGO)/polyaniline(PA)/gold nanoparticle(AuNP) nanocomposite for impedimetric determination of cocaine. To achieve this goal, a specific thiolated cocaine aptamer was immobilized onto the surface of synthesized nanocomposite. The signaling mechanism of the proposed aptasensor was based on increase in the [Fe(CN)6]3-/4- charge transfer resistance (RCT) as an electrochemical probe in the presence of target analyte...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135262/a-low-molecular-weight-gelator-composed-of-pyrene-and-fluorene-moieties-for-effective-charge-transfer-in-supramolecular-ambidextrous-gel
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Samala Murali Mohan Reddy, Pramod Dorishetty, George Augustine, Abhijit P Deshpande, Niraikulam Ayyadurai, Ganesh Shanmugam
Charge-transfer (CT) gel materials obtained from low-molecular-weight (LMW) compounds through a supramolecular self-assembly approach have received fascinating attention by many researchers because of their interesting material property and potential applications. However, most of the CT gel materials constructed were of organogels while the construction of CT gels in the form of a hydrogel is a challenge because of the solubility issue in water, which considerably limits the use of CT hydrogels. Herein, for the first time, we report a new LMW gelator [N(α)-(fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl)-N(ε)-(δ-butyric-1-pyrenyl)-l-lysine, (FmKPy)], composed of two functional moieties such as fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl and pyrene, which not only parade both hydro and organo (ambidextrous) supramolecular gel formation but also exhibit CT ambidextrous gels when mixed with an electron acceptor such as 2,4,7-trinitro-9-fluorenone (TNF)...
November 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134104/king-post-truss-as-a-motif-for-internal-structure-of-meta-material-with-controlled-elastic-properties
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Emilio Turco, Ivan Giorgio, Anil Misra, Francesco dell'Isola
One of the most interesting challenges in the modern theory of materials consists in the determination of those microstructures which produce, at the macro-level, a class of metamaterials whose elastic range is many orders of magnitude wider than the one exhibited by 'standard' materials. In dell'Isola et al. (2015 Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik66, 3473-3498. (doi:10.1007/s00033-015-0556-4)), it was proved that, with a pantographic microstructure constituted by 'long' micro-beams it is possible to obtain metamaterials whose elastic range spans up to an elongation exceeding 30%...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117294/computer-assisted-planning-and-3d-printing-assisted-modeling-for-chin-augmentation
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Po-Chuan Chang
Background: Patients are frequently not satisfied with the outcome of chin augmentation. Objectives: We report the use of three-dimensional (3D) imaging and printing to design custom fit porous polyethylene chin implants. Methods: Patients requesting chin augmentation received 3D computed tomography (CT) imaging of the facial area. Patients could select the chin contour they desired by viewing 3D images of their face and chin. A 3D mandible replicate was printed from the CT data, and used to sculpt the inner surface of the implant to match the shape of the mandible, and the outer surface to match the contour the patient desired...
May 30, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089197/the-fastest-field-sport-in-the-world-a-case-report-on-3-dimensional-printed-hurling-gloves-to-help-prevent-injury
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Daniel Harte, Abby Paterson
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. INTRODUCTION: Hand injuries are the most common injury observed in hurling although compliance in wearing protective gloves is reportedly low. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To devise a glove that offers comfort, protection and freedom of movement, using the bespoke capabilities of 3-dimensional (3D) printing. METHODS: Each player's "catching" hand was imaged using a 3D scanner to produce a bespoke glove that they later trialed and provided feedback...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083526/in-vitro-evaluation-of-marrow-clot-enrichment-on-microstructure-decoration-cell-delivery-and-proliferation-of-porous-titanium-scaffolds-by-selective-laser-melting-three-dimensional-printing
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Qing-Qiang Yao, Jun Hu, Peng-Fei Zheng, Jia-Yi Li, Jin Zhou, Shu-Chang Tian, Bo Wei, Yan Xu, Li-Ming Wang
Titanium alloy is a clinically approved material for bone substitution. Although three-dimensional printing (3DP) fabrication technique can build up porous Ti scaffolds with the designed shape and microstructure, the biomechanical performance of 3DP Ti scaffolds still need to be improved to increase the reliability of osseointegration capacity. To address this issue, rabbit bone marrow clot (MC) is used to modify 3DP Ti scaffolds by stem cell delivery and microenvironment decoration inside the pores of these scaffolds...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076809/compact-3d-printed-module-for-fluorescent-and-label-free-imaging-using-evanescent-excitation
#16
Vikas Pandey, Shalini Gupta, Ravikrishnan Elangovan
Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy is widely used for selective excitation and high-resolution imaging of fluorophores, and more recently label-free nanosized objects, with high vertical confinement near a liquid/solid interface. Traditionally, high numerical aperture (NA) objectives (> 1.4) are used to simultaneously generate evanescent waves and collect fluorescence emission signals which limits their use to small area imaging (< 0.1 mm2). Objective-based TIRFs are also expensive as they require dichroic mirrors and efficient notch filters to prevent specular reflection within the objective lenses...
October 27, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069892/efficacy-of-a-three-dimensional-printed-training-simulator-for-endoscopic-biopsy-in-the-stomach
#17
Sunpyo Lee, Ji Yong Ahn, Minkyu Han, Gin Hyug Lee, Hee Kyong Na, Kee Wook Jung, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Hwoon-Yong Jung
Background/Aims: We used three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to create a new biopsy simulator for the stomach and investigated its efficacy and realism in endoscopic biopsy training. Methods: A novel stomach biopsy simulator, with 10 biopsy sites, was produced using a 3D printer. We enrolled 26 participants, including 10 residents, six first-year fellows, five second-year fellows, and five faculty members. We recorded and reviewed five training sessions and evaluated the simulator with questionnaires using a 7-point Likert scale...
October 27, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066588/effect-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-on-expiratory-pressure-and-ventilation-in-infant-pediatric-and-adult-models
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Katie R Nielsen, Laura E Ellington, Alan J Gray, Larissa I Stanberry, Lincoln S Smith, Robert M DiBlasi
BACKGROUND: Heated and humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a widely used form of respiratory support; however, data regarding optimal flows for a given patient size or disease state are lacking. A comprehensive study of the physiologic effects of HFNC is needed to better understand the mechanisms of action. The objective of the current study was to quantify the effect of HFNC settings in age-specific, anatomically correct nasal airways and spontaneously breathing lung models...
October 24, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064584/accuracy-of-a-patient-specific-3d-printed-drill-guide-for-placement-of-cervical-transpedicular-screws
#19
Sinead E Hamilton-Bennett, Bill Oxley, Sebastien Behr
OBJECTIVE: To develop a patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D) printed drill guide for placement of cervical transpedicular screws and to assess its accuracy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-series. SAMPLE POPULATION: Thirty-two cervical pedicle screws (CPS) placed in 3 large breed dogs. METHODS: Computed tomographic (CT) data of the cervical vertebrae were exported to a medical image processing software and 3D virtual vertebral models were created for each vertebra...
October 24, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016991/case-report-of-asthma-associated-with-3d-printing
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R House, N Rajaram, S M Tarlo
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is being increasingly used in manufacturing and by small business entrepreneurs and home hobbyists. Exposure to airborne emissions during 3D printing raises the issue of whether there may be adverse health effects associated with these emissions. Aims: We present a case of a worker who developed asthma while using 3D printers, which illustrates that respiratory problems may be associated with 3D printer emissions. Case report: The patient was a 28-year-old self-employed businessman with a past history of asthma in childhood, which had resolved completely by the age of eight...
August 23, 2017: Occupational Medicine
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