3D Printing Advances

Science

3D printing technology is increasingly being studied by biotechnology firms and in academia for possible use in tissue engineering applications where organs and body parts are constructed using printing techniques. Layers of living cells are deposited onto a gel medium or sugar matrix to form three-dimensional structures, including vascular systems. It has been found that 3D printing can produce a personalized hip replacement. A project at the University of Glasgow, UK, in 2012 has also shown that it is possible to use 3D printing techniques to create chemical compounds, including new ones.

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http://on3dprinting.com

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