3D Printed Body Organ Replacement: Is It Really Safe for Humans?June 29, 2017
This Week in the 3D Printing World: Bioprinting in Space, 3D-Printed Life-Sized Motorcycle, and MoreJuly 7, 2017
3D Printing to Preserve Heritage: Replica of Palmyra Arch Draws Millions of Visitors at Fourth Installation Stop in Arona, Italy
- Using 3D photography to capture dimensions and specifications, the project targets to document historic and archeological locations all around the world.
- The data gathered can be used to recreate artifacts and structures through 3D printing.
3D Printing Inspires Artificial Blood Vessel Engineering Process in Teeth to Reimagine Root Canals
- Researchers developed a process that enables them to engineer new blood vessels in teeth which creates better long-term root canal outcomes for clinicians and patients.
- Other studies have focused on how vascularized pulp regenerates by culturing stem and/or endothelial cells on flat substrates, in 3D scaffold matrices, and in tissue constructs with no scaffolds.
Lexington Man Makes Prosthetic Hands Using 3D Printer
- Elijah Baker, a Lexington man, is taking his interest in 3D printers to help out children who need prosthetic hands.
- Elijah wants the prosthetic hands to go to kids so their families don’t have to worry about its cost.
Imperial College London introduces multimaterial 3D printer for alloys, elastomers and resin
- The 3D printer is capable of working with up to three different materials, allowing open experimentation with low-melting point alloys, 3D printable elastomers, and resins.
- The custom 3D printer configuration is a system of three print heads, one inkjet for using inks at room temperature, one continuous nozzle for resin deposition and curing, and a final heated inkjet head.
How Many Sports Injuries Can Be Prevented Through 3D Printing?
- 3D printing shows promising potential for reducing the number and severity of head injuries suffered in sports like football.
- Without 3D technology, it would be impossible to create a helmet perfectly shaped to an individual player’s head, for example, or to inexpensively prototype the complex microlattices or quill-like structures that are the basis of these advanced designs.