3D printer turns out organs that act like the real thing (free PDF)
A new 3D printer has the software and material to create a synthetic heart that is as squishy as the real thing. Stratasys announced the new printer, along with three new materials and new software to power the whole platform.
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The J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer turns out hearts as close to the real organ as a printer can get. As life-like as the synthetic organ appears, the box for a new 3D printed heart does carry a warning: “Synthetic Organ: Not For Transplant.”
The 3D heart has the same physical properties as a human organ as well as the same biomechanical characteristics. This will allow doctors to print 3D models that are as close to the real organ as technology can get.