3D printing technology Current Affairs - 2019

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Scientists develop 3D-printed soft silicone heart

Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ. It is not exact biological replica of the actual, but can help to save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure. It can be also used as an artificial heart in cases Read More…

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Scientists develop 3-D printing method to make embryonic stem cells

Scientists from China and United States have developed a 3-D printing method to produce highly uniform ‘blocks’ of embryonic stem cells. The method was developed by the researchers from Beijing based Tsinghua University (China) and Philadelphia based Drexel University (US). Key facts The new method used extrusion-deposition based 3-D printing technology to produce a grid-like Read More…

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NASA for first time emails hardware digital file for 3D printing on ISS

For the first time in history, NASA has emailed hardware digital file for 3D printing to International Space Station (ISS). Using this digital file, a ratcheting socket wrench (hardware) was manufactured using ISS’s onboard 3D printer. This 3D printer was installed in ISS in September 2014 by collaboration between NASA and company Made In Space. Read More…

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