Michael Eden If the next Industrial Revolution were led by artisans able to ride the wave of new technologies and reinterpret tradition, then ceramic potter Michael Eden would no doubt be the first in line.
3D Printed Aorta Model Treats Aneurysm in 17-Year-Old. To better prepare for the surgery, then, the hospital turned to a Materialse branch based in Plymouth, Michigan, which converted a CT scan of Arian’s heart, using the company’s Mimics Innovation Suite software, and 3D printed a life-like copy of her aorta, through their HeartPrint 3D printing services. The team was then able to better prepare for the surgery and anticipate potential problems. 3D-printed-aorta-model-for-ariana-smith.jpg
From the Smithsonian.com: "Plastics and resins usually seem like the anti-sustainability. They are often made from petroleum, they rarely biodegrade, and without industrial facilities and resource extraction, they wouldn’t exist. But as technology and manufacturing advance, moldable materials are converging with sustainable design practices."
No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers [Regenerative Medicine & Bioprinting: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/regenerative-medicine/ 3D Printing: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/]