Tag: 3D Printing Applications

MIT researchers 3D print inexpensive microfluidics device for personalized cancer treatment

Dec 14, 2018 | By Thomas Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have 3D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue. The 3D printed device can help clinicians better examine how individual patients may respond to different therapeutics before administering a single dose. Artificial tumors are often... Read More »

LSU student 3D prints first full human for radiation therapy research

Dec 14, 2018 | By Thomas Meagan Moore, a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student from Louisiana State University (LSU) has 3D printed a full-size “human body” for radiation therapy research. The Phantom Project, also known as Marie, is made of bioplastic that can be filled with water to establish varying density similar to a patient.... Read More »

3D printed smart pill could release drugs via Bluetooth

Dec 14, 2018 | By Cameron A study organized by researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Draper demonstrates the feasibility of 3D printing ingestible pills that can wirelessly relay information to a smartphone and deliver drugs on command. There are many ways such a device could be used, from detecting and treating infections... Read More »

UCLA Scientists reconstruct 1,500-year-old Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing

Dec 13, 2018 | By Thomas An ancient Incan city in Bolivia has been recreated using 3D printed models of fragments from a building. The 1,500-year-old Pumapunku temple in western Bolivia is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, in western Bolivia and believed by Incans to be where the world was created. Considered to... Read More »

Doctor Without Borders hospital in Jordan is 3D printing prosthetics for conflict victims

Dec 13, 2018 | By Cameron A Doctor’s Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières in its French origin) reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan is providing 3D printed prosthetics to those scarred by war and conflict in the region. Patients come from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Gaza, where proper medical care is limited and expensive. The... Read More »

Researcher at Penn State demonstrates superiority of 3D printed superalloy

Dec 12, 2018 | By Cameron A researcher at Penn State has demonstrated that 3D printed superalloys don’t exhibit an undesirable trait found in conventionally processed superalloys. Superalloys are alloys that are capable of withstanding extreme stresses, high temperatures, and highly-oxidizing environments. They’re incredibly useful in aircraft engines, gas and steam turbines, and heat exchangers... Read More »

3D printing aids for people with arthritis

Dec 12, 2018 | By Cameron 3D printing has done so much for disabled people by providing affordable prosthetics and assistive devices to adults and children alike; even the hearing impaired will benefit from additive manufacturing. Physically impaired individuals are also able to use 3D printing to make objects that they couldn’t otherwise fashion with... Read More »

Volkswagen toolmaking opens advanced 3D printing center, plans to mass produce parts in 2-3 years

Dec 11, 2018 | By Thomas German automaker Volkswagen’s toolmaking unit has just announced that it is opening an advanced 3D printing centre at the company’s main production facility in Wolfsburg which will allow the production of complex vehicle parts. The unit will use “the most highly advanced generation of 3D printers” developed in cooperation... Read More »

ORNL 3D printed neutron scattering collimators that are better and cheaper

Dec 11, 2018 | By Cameron 3D printed collimators are expanding the use of neutron scattering instruments at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Neutron scattering techniques provide tools for analyzing the molecular structures and dynamics of materials, and collimators are devices used in the instrument to direct the neutrons at... Read More »

Harvard 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves

Dec 11, 2018 | By Thomas Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to predict the performance of artificial heart valves, and evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient’s unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.... Read More »

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