Posts Tagged '3d printing'

Eye see a brighter future

Eye see a brighter future

Two developments this week shine light on newly engineered treatments for the eye. Tissue engineering researchers at Newcastle University (UK) have delivered the first 3D printed human cornea, aimed to help those afflicted with corneal

Now printing…a bridge!

Now printing…a bridge!

Engineers in the Netherlands have built the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge which opened in the southeastern town of Gemert on Tuesday. The eight-metre cyclist and pedestrian bridge, designed by the Eindhoven University of Technology

All-in-one childhood vaccine

All-in-one childhood vaccine

Microfabrication engineers are developing technology that might merge every childhood vaccine into one injection, aiming to increase efficiency and effectiveness to defeat childhood viruses, as well as relieve parents’ headaches. Several individual time-sequenced medicines are

3D printing a human heart valve

3D printing a human heart valve

In an unusual application of rapid prototype manufacturing techniques, biomedical engineering researchers at Piedmont Hospital in the USA are printing rubber simulations of patients’ hearts, including their valves. An intermediate rubber heart is used to