A revolutionary project is underway at University Hospital Southampton to enable surgeons to get an accurate 3D printed model of a patient’s heart before surgery, giving additional insights and improving peace of mind to patients and their families.

Hampshire’s leading heart charity, Wessex Heartbeat, has funded the program, transforming the way heart surgery is performed in Southampton.

The pioneering 3D printing program will allow surgeons to get an accurate 3D printed model of a patient’s heart before surgery, giving additional insights and improving peace of mind to patients and their families.

Mr Nicola Viola, who is one of the UK’s top paediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgeons said: “3D printing is an incredible piece of technology which can change the way we approach congenital heart disease treatment in children. Working with Axial3D’s 3D printing team allows us to…


With RSNA 2019 just weeks away, we’ve been evaluating the benefits of advancing the relationship between radiology and 3D printing.

Radiology is currently faced with an exciting opportunity to take traditional medical imaging to the next level, improving surgical and patient outcomes. And, Axial3D is ready to address the underlying question of how to make this possible, without overburdening your team.

Whether you’re just getting started with 3D printing, or want to increase output, Axial3D can help. Our team is looking forward to meeting the radiology community at RSNA 2019 and understanding your priorities in 2020 and beyond.

“If radiology can somehow position itself as the provider of medical 3D printing service line, that would be quite a coup for…


Whether it is the latest app to help you keep on top of your diet or maximizing your pension contributions, AI is the latest in a long line of technological advances aimed to make our lives better. In the financial services industry, AI-driven algorithms are making great strides in augmenting routine tasks and removing the need for others completely. Fraud detection is something that affects us all, yet is complex and difficult to detect. Banks and financial exchanges are embracing the ability of AI to sift through large data warehouses and identify fraudulent patterns that would be impractical for humans…


In Part 1 of this blog series, we spoke about the new Category III CPT codes that will soon become available for the use of medical 3D printed anatomical models in the USA.

Today, we continue the conversation between Blackford’s Greg Kingston and our Head of Partnerships, Katie McKinley about the importance of patient data collection and what needs to be done to support the Category III CPT codes’ transition into category 1 CPT codes.

Greg: Why is it so important that all users of 3D printed models collect data on patient benefit?

Katie: We cannot stress enough the significance of data collection in order to build evidence. This will greatly support progressing the CPT codes for using 3D printed anatomical models from level III to level I.

Healthcare payers are beginning to see that sufficient evidence for coverage can be compiled well before a Category I code is approved. Despite…


In fact, the global 3D printing medical devices market is to grow more than 23% in the next five years, according to a report published by leading global technology research and advisory company, Technavio.

And technology analyst firm, Gartner predicts that 25% of surgeons will plan surgery using 3D printed models by 2021. Certainly, Radiology sits at the center of this growing use. As Nicole Wake, PhD, from NYU Langone Health told AuntMinnie.com, “Being able to see and hold these tangible 3D models brings everything together.”

On July 1st, four new Category III CPT codes will become available for the…


William Jerome Golden Sr. tends to fill the room he enters. Well over 6 feet, finely-muscled, at 44 he looks like what he used to be, a basketball player at Godby High School. For the last 24 years he has worn the uniform of a manager at a Super Lube shop. Since 2005, when not running that store, he has managed to also develop what he calls his “entrepreneurial business,” Golden Touch Enterprises, doing home maintenance and landscaping.

No doubt about it, William Golden, a hard-worker and father of four, was a man going places, doing things, filling his future…


On May 9, Dr. Tim Brown, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, and axial3D, medical 3D printing experts, will share the story of a life-saving, world-first operation made possible through 3D printing, and explore what the future holds for the technology.

Participants will hear the story of a patient; who urgently needed a life-saving kidney donation, the patient’s father, who was willing to donate but had a tumour on his kidney, and the AI technology that made it possible to conduct the transplant safely. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to ask questions of the team in a Q&A session at the end of the discussion.

Register for the webinar here

Hosted by Nigel McAlpine, Immersive Technology Lead at Digital Catapult NI, the 45-minute session will explore the impact that 3D printing has already made for surgical teams and their…


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The world of ‘medical 3D printing’ or ‘3D printing in healthcare’ as it’s also known is fast becoming the largest application in the 3D printing sphere. This post will give those in the early stages of investigating medical 3D printing an overview of the topic, and will also support individuals who want to broaden their understanding of the multifaceted world of medical 3D printing. This combines key information from a range of industry sources and links to informative and interesting reading.

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing (also referred to as additive manufacturing) is the method of creating physical objects from a digital file…


Katie McKinley, our Head of Partnerships, gives us her thoughts on how to evaluate when to go it alone, and when to bring in the experts. A technique you can use whether you’re implementing a 3D print lab in a hospital, or taking on projects at home… it’s called ‘DIY’cision making.

Between buying a new home which requires a significant amount of renovation at the end of last year, and being an avid DIY-er, 2019 has brought me the excitement of a new project! However, it’s also brought the realization that although there are many jobs I would love to tackle myself, often for one reason or another, I cannot. Each day I think ‘could I just do this myself?’ (the answer is generally ‘no!’)… but this got me thinking of the age-old quandary ‘buy versus build’ that comes up again and again in both my personal and professional life.


axial3D recently pitched against 12 of Northern Ireland’s best startups for the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco this May, which sees the overall winner securing a huge $1,000,000 investment in their company.

The regional heat was held at one of Belfast’s most vibrant tech community zones, the Ormeau Baths, which is partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs. Niall Haslam, CTO at axial3D, pitched alongside some of Northern Ireland’s finest startups to showcase axial3D to an expert panel of judges and a packed auditorium.

The judges and audience then selected a winner, runner-up, and audience favourite. To our delight, axial3D was selected as the overall winner for the Northern Ireland cohort!

Now, axial3D will pitch alongside the regional winners from across the world in San Francisco in the Semi-Finals, and hopefully Grand Finale of…

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axial3D is a medical technology firm focused on driving the global adoption of 3D Printing within healthcare. axial3D.com

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