#3d printer

Model life-size human heart 3D-printed out of cardiac tissue-like material

3 months ago — Long Read

Imagine you are a doctor about to perform open-heart surgery on someone. Would it help if you could do a test-run before the operation with a perfect replica of their...

3D-printed living bacteria

3 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers in Zürich have created a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria.

3D printing and origami set to improve bone implant outcomes

3 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers have pioneered a new low-cost technique for 3D printing that allows structures that fold themselves into different shapes - this advance could improve how surgeons create bone implants.