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3D bioprinting technique to build blood vessels

The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to serve as the mold for the blood vessels. They then covered the mold with a gelatin-like substance called hydrogel, forming a cast over the mold which was then reinforced via photocrosslinks.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2014

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3D printing a cuddly Teddy Bear (w/video)

Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But a new type of printer can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might actually enjoy touching.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2014

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3D-printed cartilage, made to order

Team uses 3-D printing to produce human cartilage, offering a potent new research tool and advancing treatment opportunities for osteoarthritis and battlefield injuries.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2014

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