3D-Print Eyes(bonafide eye)

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At the beginning of 2015, Ray Flynn couldn’t see a thing in front of him. The 80-year-old suffered from a common disease called dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which caused him to lose his central line of sight and required him to rely on his peripheral vision instead. Flynn couldn’t use ATMs and had trouble distinguishing weeds from flowers in his garden. But in June, Flynn received the world’s first retinal implant to treat AMD, which left the patient with a bonafide bionic eye.

According to the researchers and Michael McAlpine, a study’s co-author and professor at the University of Minnesota,” We were able to 3D-print on a hemispherical surface an array of light receptors. Published in the journal Advanced Materials on Tuesday, the study is the first to reveal a way to create a 3D-printed bionic eye with this method.
Bionic eyes are usually thought of as science fiction, but now we are closer than ever using a multi-material 3D printer; he also mentioned that we have a long way to go to print active electronics reliably routinely, but our 3D-printed semiconductors are now starting to show that they could potentially rival the efficiency of semiconducting devices fabricated in micro-fabrication facilities plus, we can easily print a semiconducting device on a curved surface, and they can’t.”

Scientists Figured Out How to 3D-Print Bionic Eyes.

Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’.

Watch as engineers 3D print a bionic eye prototype.


Making 3D Printed Skeleton

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Making 3D Printed Skeleton for Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Researchers take the 3D scan of the athlete’s body while they’re on their sled. After scanning they print out high-tech skinsuits for athletes. This suit protects them from getting hurt.

Skeleton is a winter sport that involves riding a sled down an ice track whilst lying face down and head first.

Skeleton is a sport reserved for individuals rather than teams, and like Bobsleigh or Luge, participants are required to angle their bodies at the right times in certain ways to control the direction and speed of their sled. Skeleton has appeared at the Olympics on several occasions, including the last four games.:)

3D Scanning