Not all of the top altcoins saw a plunge in their value in the Week-to-Date (WTD) period and here are three of the most resilient coins which printed good growth amid a sweeping bearish slump. (Read More)
Today we celebrate pioneering engineer Mary Hegeler Carus!Here’s more about Mary Hegeler Carus from Southern Illinois University’s Morris Library:After graduating from Michigan, Mary continued to pursue her interests in engineering, especially mining. During 1882–1884 she became an active member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. In her scrap book she left printed programs and […]
“No other application field showcases more the classic advantages of 3D printing, such as individualization or design freedom, than medical technology,” says Marc Knebel, Head of Medical Systems at Evonik.
Evonik is a specialty chemical company developing biomaterials that serve as metal-free alternatives to traditional bone implants. Evonik’s VESTAKEEP product line includes an osteoconductive polyether ether ketone (PEEK) – a biostable polymer having similar mechanical properties to the human bone, which promotes osteointegration. According to Evonik, combining the PEEK material with the functional additive biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) accelerates fusion at the bone-implant boundary, allowing bone cells to adhere to the implant more quickly. Unlike traditional titanium implants, Evonik claims that its PEEK-based polymer does not produce any unwanted artifacts in medical imaging processes such as X-ray or MRI. Further, Evonik indicates that the BCP additive provides a natural shadow allowing for accurate implant placement and observation of the fusion process.
Further, Evonik indicates that this osteoconductive filament is specially designed such that the functional additives are available directly on the surface of the 3D printed implant without film formation. This eliminates the need for additional post-processing steps, which Evonik touts as a novelty for osteo-integrative PEEK biomaterials.
The original VESTAKEEP Fusion product is available in granulate form and capable of being milled, compression molded, extruded and injection molded. The addition of this 3D printable filament expands the range of applications for osteoconductive implants even further, and allows for easier and improved customization of implants for patients.
Many mistakenly believe that when it comes to various technologies, Western countries are pioneers and they dominate among others. However, this is far from the case, especially in the field of development and implementation of financial technologies, where many countries are actively involved in this. Since the range of technologies in finance is huge, each […]
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UPWe’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.BLOGWe celebrated Pi Day with a weekend […]
Ethereum is printing another bullish indicator in the market that points to an imminent price wave. Per on-chain data by IntoTheBlock, the Ethereum market has recorded its largest single-day exchange outflow in 2022.
Filing a patent application is only the first step toward receiving a registered patent. Next, the USPTO assigns a Patent Examiner to review and analyze the patent application for patentability and compliance with legal formalities. The Patent Examiner will issue a report on patentability of the patent application, including one or more rejections and/or legal […]