Video showing how corneas are 3D printed

Engineering Minute – 3D printed corneas

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Researchers at Newcastle University in the UK have successfully 3D printed human corneas as a way to overcome the current shortage of cornea transplants available. The corneas were created by mixing healthy cornea stem cells with alginate and collagen which produced a printable “bio-ink”. The bio-ink was than used in a low-cost 3d bio-printer to […]

video showing how the smart thread works

Engineering Minute – Smart Fiber

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Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are working on a smart fiber that can detect slight changes in pressure and strain and can withstand large amounts of deformation. The fiber is the perfect candidate for use in developing smart clothing and prosthetics. The fibers are created using a technique similar to manufacturing […]

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Synectic at MD&M East 2018

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Join Synectic’s Mac McMurray, Adam Lehman, & Sam Engle at MD&M East, the East Coast’s largest advanced design & manufacturing event, connecting more than 8,000 professionals and showcasing the latest in packaging, automation, medtech, plastics, design engineering, and quality. &nbsp Who: Synectic’s Mac McMurray, Adam Lehman, & Sam Engle &nbsp What: MD&M East &nbsp Where: […]

see how the low cost robotic hand works

Engineering Minute – Low Cost Robotic Hand

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Low Cost Robotic Hand Engineers at the Italian Institute of Technology have developed a robotic hand prosthesis that gives users 90% functionality. The hand, dubbed Hannes, has long lasting battery life, a strong grip, and individual finger manipulation, all at a lower cost. The user has the ability to switch between three different styles of […]