Wednesday, February 23, 2011

3D Printer that can print Organs

The technology has been around for a while, but researchers recently began using it to create biological structures like organs. The idea is to use the patients cells to design organs that the body would accept creating no need for donor organs. Another possibility is that we will use it to grow meat. Imagine being able to print out a steak for dinner, that would be amazing!

Right now you can buy a 3D printer which doubles as a 3D scanner, the Fab@home, which allows you to email physical objects to other Fab owners and it will be printed out of your choice of silicone, cement, cake frosting, and even cheese.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, this is freaking awesome.

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  2. dude imagine if this got more commercialized

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  3. This is amazing. It's incredible how fast stuff that we considered sci fi only ten years ago is becoming a reality. It blows my mind...

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  4. wow, thats really neat, now following.

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  5. this can help so many people. unbelievable tech!

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  6. would this kindof be like the plastic cutting printers for car models?

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  7. i see the microwave/instafood generator from the 5th element becoming a reality! WOOHOO!

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  8. I have a friend who is building one of these. Followed!

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  9. The possibilities for this thing seem limitless, especially with the frosting!

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  10. Wow that's amazing! If only I could print myself. But then I'd have to like...find where I ended up and make sure I didn't cause trouble. I'd be madness I tell you MADNESS!

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  11. the complexity of living material would make this next to impossible, although it is an interesting concept.

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  12. i want! i have seen some crazy DIY for this too.

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  13. i'm wondering how much it costs. i want one.

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  14. A cheese printer. What I wouldn't give...

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  15. this could come in handy if i become an alcoholic

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  16. That is really cool and all. But I can't seeing this being a widespread consumer product for a lonnng time.

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  17. Having a hard time believing half the claims in this one XD

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