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September 2021: Knochen aus dem 3D Druck und Roboter im OP

"Mehr Wissen" - Über 3D Druck und OP-Roboter mit PD Dr. mult. Florian Thieringer

Im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe "Mehr Wissen" vom Universitätsspital Basel hielt PD Dr. mult. Florian M. Thieringer einen Vortrag über ein Thema aus dem Bereich der Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie, welches auch ein interdisziplinäres und innovatives Thema darstellt: 3D Druck im Operationssaal.

Schauen Sie sich hier das Video an!

August 2021: "Chirurgie-Influencer" Dr. mult. Florian M. Thieringer im Interview mit dem Universitätsspital Basel

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«Ich bin im echten und im virtuellen Leben sehr gut vernetzt.»

Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurge PD Dr. mult. Florian M. Thieringer ist einer der Wegbereiter des 3D Print Lab am Unispital. Regelmässig verfolgen tausende Interessierte weltweit seine spannenden Posts auf LinkedIn und Facebook über die neusten Errungenschaften im Bereich 3D-Druck, computerassistierter Chirurgie sowie patientenorientierter Medizin.

Lesen Sie den Text vom Universitätsspital Basel über PD Dr. mult. Florian M. Thieringer und seinen weitgreifenden Einfluss dank Social Media hier!

August 2021: Clinical Reliability of FFF Printed PEEK Implants Quantified

Clinical Reliability of FFF Printed PEEK
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Our work on clinical reliability of FFF printed PEEK Implants quantified was featured on They refer to our paper on “Quantitative Assessment of Point-of-Care 3D-Printed Patient-Specific Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Cranial Implants.”  

Click here to read the paper!

August 2021: Unique porous 3D printed implants designed to treat eye socket fractures

3dprinting Industry
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Our work on unique porous 3D printed implants designed to treat eye socket fractures was featured on They refer to our paper on “A multi-criteria assessment strategy for 3D printed porous Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) patient-specific implants for orbital wall reconstruction.”  

Click here to read the paper!

June 2021: Best Poster Award at MESROB 2021

Congratulations to Michaela Maintz

for winning the Best Poster Award at MESROB 2021 for her poster "Computational Modeling for Pre-Operative Guidance of Mandibular Fracture Osteosynthesis" !

Have a closer look at her poster here !



June 2021: 3D Printing at the point of care: Virtual lab tour video

3D Printing
Virtual lab visit at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Unviersity Hospital Basel

Are you interested in medical innovations? Then please join us on this short video tour through the 3D Print Lab at the University Hospital of Basel (USB) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE). Get to know the head of the 3D Print Lab, PD Dr. mult. Florian Thieringer and other members of the Swiss MAM Research Group. Join us to see how patient-specific high-tech implants can be produced directly near the operating room (and much more) ... 

May 2021: A small revolution in Biomedical Engineering

Body parts from the 3D printer

The latest EMH-Special Radiology has featured our activities and achievements at the 3D Print Lab of the University Hospital of Basel (USB). Body parts from the 3D printer serve as templates for surgeons, who use the 3D models to perfectly prepare for surgical interventions. Patient-specific implants can be 3D printed, too, reconstructing body parts with high precision.

Click here to read more about this topic!


April 2021: Get a tour of the 3D Print Lab!

AO Interview
Printing the future with Florian Thieringer

AO TV's Laura Leivo met with PD Dr.mult. Florian M. Thieringer to hear about the latest developments in his teams` work on medical 3D printing and get a tour of his lab at the University Hospital Basel

Click here to watch the video!


January 2021: 3D Printing - The surgeons' new favorite tool?

Surgeons new favorite tool
3D Printing - A medical innovation

Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing was invented more than three decades ago and became established primarily in industry. In medicine, though, this technology has only been picking up speed for a few years. 

3D Printings great impact on the Quality of Care and other interesting inputs are summarized in a LinkedIn article from PD Dr. mult. Florian M. Thieringer on LinkedIn.

Have a closer look at this interesting LinkedIn article here!


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December 2020: Printing the human body

From 3D models of the human skull to 3D-printed patient specific implants 

"GF Results Today" The customer magazine of GF Machining Solutions reports on the Basler 3D Print Lab.

Click here to read the section about the 3D PrintLab on page 18-21!

September 2020: Transactions on Additive Manufacturing meets Medicine

Dimensional characteristics of FDM 3D printed PEEK implant for craniofacial reconstructions

Additive manufacturing (AM) or three-dimensional (3D) printing is rapidly gaining acceptance in craniomaxillofacial surgeries. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) patient-specific implants (PSIs) have been used, mainly in reconstructive surgeries, as a reliable alternative to other alloplastic biomaterials.

Click here to learn more about this interesting topic in the journal of Neha Sharma, Philipp Honigmann, Shuaishuai Cao and Florian Thieringer!


July 2020: Milestone for project MIRACLE

Radio SRF
"Bones cut with laser heal better".

Radio SRF interviewed Philipp Cattin, Head of the project MIRACLE and talked about the project receiving another 12 million Swiss francs to develop mini-robots for surgery.

Listen to the interview about this milestone for the Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE project (MIRACLE)  here.

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July 2019: 3D Print Lab - a matter of course

3D printing is becoming commonplace in everyday clinical practice

In its portrait of the Basel 3D Print Lab, the trade journal "Ingenieur" interviews PD Dr. mult. Florian Thieringer, co-director of the lab and cadre physician for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University Hospital Basel, and asks about the use of prints in everyday life and also about the advantages of in-house labs and future job profiles.

Click here to read the article!

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January 2017: 3D Printing - The Future takes shape

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Will we all soon be able to print things in 3D at home?

The Coop newspaper reported about the promising potential of 3D printing and the possibility of being able to 3D print at home in the near future. Areas such as industry and medicine are already benefiting from this technology.                                                                                   Who knows what will be possible in the next few years...?

Read the Coop article here !