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This Sliced edition of the 3D printing news features digestible snippets involving: Whippets, YouGov, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame, Animal Avengers, Dassault Systèmes, Linear AMS, and Cory Doctorow.
Research firm, YouGov has released the results of a survey on the attitudes of technology. While a marginal majority (52%) believed 3D printing will be able to create any object in ten years time, a very small group (6%) believed this would be the most beneficial to society. In relation to the three other technological advances, the majority opted for cures to cancer and Alzheimer’s as their top two most beneficial advancement for humanity.
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The results of the YouGov survey that saw 52% state they expect 3D printing to enable the printing of any object by 2027. Image via YouGov.
Students at George Mason University in Virginia have created a 3D printed prosthesis optimized for a young violinist. Prior to this, the budding musician found playing the violin particularly difficult as her prosthetic was heavy and cumbersome. The violinist, Isabella was born without a left hand and seemed very pleased with the 3D printed results as she remarked “Oh my gosh, that’s so much better.”
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Isabella Nicola Cabrera and her 3D printed prosthetic. Photo via Steve Helber.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland has created a lifelike simulation model for neurosurgeons using 3D printing. The model was part of a research project which has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
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The researchers teamed up with special effects professionals to create the simulation tool and ensure it was as realistic as possible. The lifelike head was modelled on a real 14 year-old patient who suffered from hydrocephalus, a condition involving accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.
The model which used 3D printing to create. Image via the Journal...
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