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3D printed pedestrian bridge

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According to  New China TV,”  3D Printing is getting real in construction. China’s first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge will open to the public in a park next January. With a designed lifespan of 3 decades, the bridge took the engineers only 35 days to print out”.

Xinhuanet: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/

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Biocompatible dental 3D printing material

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According to one of Structo, A revolution in dental chairside 3D printing. The world’s first desktop 3D printer with autonomous post-processing. Enabling same day dental appliances with just the push of a button. This is biocompatible dental 3D printing material. The Structo Velox will open up a whole new range of dental applications that can now work with our lightning-fast Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) technology”.

https://www.structo3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Brochure-Structo-Velox-Feb2018-1.pdf

www.structo3d.com/velox

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3D printed dissolvable medical implants

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3d printed dissolvable medical implants
In the human body, magnesium is an essential mineral that actually helps maintain the structural integrity of bones. It also degrades quickly when exposed to oxygen, water, and salts, all of which are abundant in the body.

According to assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, mechanical and materials engineering Michael Sealy, “Instead of having these permanent metal implants, let’s have one that degrades over time. Let’s eliminate this whole idea of a second surgery to have these implants removed. Instead of peening as a surface treatment, where I just hammer my outer surface, I’m going to print so many layers, and then hammer it, and then print a few more layers, and then hammer that,”

 

https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/sealy-world-class-3d-printers-set-to-create-dissolvable-medical-implants/

https://engineering.unl.edu/michael-sealy-nebraskas-world-class-3d-printers-work-create-dissolvable-medical-implants/

https://www.unl.edu/

https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/sealy-world-class-3d-printers-set-to-create-dissolvable-medical-implants/