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The IEEE Computer Society hosts a series of “Rock Star” events, highlighting new technology and presenting a panel of some of the major figures in the featured field.
3D printing can put the power of production into the hands of individuals. But until the arrival of affordable home printers, there are programs through libraries, schools, and camps, that can help you access and learn about 3D printers.
Imagine you live in an area of the world where doctors don’t have access to modern medical equipment. Imagine you needed a prosthesis or implant to improve your life and your ability to work. With access to a 3D printer and free, open source designs, the quality of available healthcare in your area could change vastly.Read More
See what the Spark crew is up to!
In this activity, you will use the same method used by slicing software in 3D printing to break an object of your choosing into layers. With the data you collect about each layer, you will “print” a topographical map-style model of the object, laying down layer by layer of material, just like a 3D printer. You will be “printing” a three-dimensional topographical map.Read More
Dr. Scott Hollister is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group (STEG).
Dr. Hollister and his collaborators have designed and developed a variety of medical devices utilizing 3D printing, an area in which he has worked for 17 years, publishing his first paper in 1997. Read More