Handheld 3D printer for treatment of traumatic injuries

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Ali Tamayol
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Yes
Start Date
4/1/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10-20

The project involved the engineering of a handheld 3D printer that can be used as a surgical tool for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Biologically relevant printable polymeric materials have been developed that should be characterized. The printer should be designed and its suitability for printing on bone tissue should be evaluated.

The project involves cell culture and stem cell differentiation as well as material characterization and mechanical testing.

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