drvarun sqMedical 3D Printing & Bioprinting

Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

 Researchers study Lobster Claws to create Powerful Safety Armor

A team of engineers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering are studying biological structures for use of 3D Printing Technology in Progressive Degenerative Diseases, Sports-related injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Yang Yang, a post-doctoral scholar at USC Viterbi and Dr. Chen have worked together and developed a process that adds an electrical field into 3D printing. The electric-assisted 3D printing process aligns layers of material in resilient, bio-inspired ways, like a lobster shell’s design. Such design can be used in reducing the impact injuries from Fatal accidents.


Source: https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2017/08/natures-armor-a-lobster-tale/