Heart pump from a 3D printer

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Heart pump from a 3D printer
According to ETH doctoral student Kai von Petersdorff-Campen,“ My goal was not to make a good heart pump, but to demonstrate the principle of how it can be produced in a single step.
Conventional manufacturing methods are the bottleneck in the development of ventricular assist devices (VADs). The shift to agile, fast and test-driven development practices renders the use of additive manufacturing techniques necessary. A critical component of heart pumps are magnets, e.g. in the driving and bearing system of the impellers in turbodynamic VADs. We have developed a method to 3D print magnets directly into parts by fused deposition modeling. Using that method we printed and tested a functional pump with 10 integrated components”.

 

https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/10/heart-pump-from-a-3d-printer.html

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5 thoughts on “Heart pump from a 3D printer

    Equipping said:
    SunAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-02T19:21:14-07:00 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    You are very welcome.

    babl responded:
    SunAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-02T19:14:24-07:00 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you so much:)

    Equipping said:
    WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-11-28T20:45:30-07:00 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Please know how much I appreciate your following my blog, and your likes of my posts; you are very kind.

    babl responded:
    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-11-02T11:48:51-07:00 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Interesting question. We will figure it out altogether while learning new 3D Printing things everyday 🙂

    ajeanneinthekitchen said:
    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-11-02T09:32:12-07:00 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    WOW!!!! is there anything a 3-D printer cannot do? This is so amazing.

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