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How a pioneering 3D printing technique is revolutionising healthcare

How a pioneering 3D printing technique is revolutionising healthcare

Written by David

December 3, 2018

More in Technology A fairy godmother for research and development in biopharmaceuticals Ohio accepts bitcoin as payment for corporate taxes Lab-grown diamonds are creating a more socially responsible diamond industry AI helps businesses make better decisions 3D printing has come on leaps and bounds since its invention in 1984 – the technique could now be used to reduce fatally long delays in the organ donation process When two NASA employees created the first affordable 3D printer prototype in 2013, enthusiasm from all sectors reverberated around the globe. For medical practitioners, the idea that 3D printers could be used to build human organs became the ultimate goal. The 3D printer first took form in 1984 when Charles ‘Chuck’ Hull filed a patent for stereolithography technology, which is used for 3D printing in the layer-by-layer method that is so recognisable today. The technique uses photopolymerisation, a process through which light links […]

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