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NASA awards Copper 3D grant for 3D printing antibacterial medical devices in space

Written by David

February 5, 2019

Copper 3D , a US-based Chilean 3D printing materials company, has received another grant from NASA . The money has been awarded to test the properties of antibacterial 3D printing materials for medical devices on the International Space Station (ISS). The funding was issued by NASA Nebraska Space Grant , one of the 52 space grant consortium in the U.S. Dr. Jorge Zuniga, assistant professor at Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska Omaha and contributing researcher for Copper 3D said that the funding is “to examine the development, validation, and mechanically characterization of antimicrobial 3D printed medical devices for astronauts. The objective is to test the antimicrobial properties of this material in the ISS”. 3D printed medical devices by Copper 3D. Image via Copper 3D. Antibacterial 3D printing material Copper 3D is known for developing 3D printing materials which have antibacterial properties. For example, the company’s PLACTIVE material is […]

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