MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)

bioLogic is growing living actuators and synthesizing responsive bio-skin in the era where bio is the new interface. We are Imagining a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than manufactured, being derived from nature as opposed to engineered in factories. Continue reading “MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)”

British PhD student 3D prints on inflatable substrate to create artificial muscles

A Nottingham PhD student shows us that 3D printing technology can do a lot more for the medical world than just bioprinting. For Fergal Coulter, a lecturer and PhD candidate at the College of Art & Design and Build Environment at the Nottingham Trent University, is using 3D printing and scanning techniques to create artificial muscles. Continue reading “British PhD student 3D prints on inflatable substrate to create artificial muscles”

3D Systems debuts powerful new all-in-one medical 3D printer at LMT Lab Day Chicago

3D Systems announced yesterday the immediate availability of its revolutionary, all-in-one medical 3D printer, the ProJet 3510 DPPro, which the company plans to debut at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2015. The ProJet 3510 DPPro, the latest in 3DS’ stellar MultiJet’s (MJP) line, gives medical and dental labs the power to print precision dental wax-ups, … Continue reading “3D Systems debuts powerful new all-in-one medical 3D printer at LMT Lab Day Chicago”

Could 3D-Printed Guides Enable Personalized Nerve Regeneration Therapy?

Using 3D printed nerve guidance conduits, University of Sheffield researchers have succeeded in helping nerves to repair themselves in vivo. Consisting of a framework of tiny tubes, the implants were used to guide the damaged nerve endings toward each other, but with a personalized touch that wasn’t previously possible. Continue reading “Could 3D-Printed Guides Enable Personalized Nerve Regeneration Therapy?”