3-D Printing Makes Science Fiction A Reality

by Marcia Dettloff, OD on August 10, 2011

The Washington’s blog has put together an incredible collection of videos of new 3-D printing technologies that are being used to reproduce an amazing variety of items from tools with moving parts to functioning human organs.  Much of the research involving organ reproduction is being done at Wake Forest University, here in NC.   They “printed”  a two chamber mouse heart that beats using a standard ink jet printer with an ink cartridge filled with cells instead of ink!   The mind boggles at the possibilities for this technology.


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