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Content tagged with Medical
posted in July 2012
Slideshow: Rescue Robots Save the Day
Blog 
7/23/2012  24 comments
Like many robots deployed in military applications, robots used for post-disaster search-and-rescue missions will go places humans can't.
Porous Metal Spine Implant Heals Bone
News 
7/19/2012  14 comments
A lumbar spine implant made with Zimmer's tantalum-based Trabecular Metal Technology, a highly porous metallic substance with characteristics similar to the spongy type of bone, helps foster new bone growth to speed healing.
Robot-Guided Brain Surgery Performed at German Hospital
Blog 
7/18/2012  21 comments
The first robot-guided brain surgery has been performed at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany using Mazor Robotics' Renaissance robotic spine surgery system.
Video: 3D Printer Cooks Up Blood Vessels
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/17/2012  9 comments
A bioengineering team from the University of Pennsylvania has put the RepRap open-source 3D printer to work, making templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar as part of its work in regenerative medicine.
Slideshow: Medical Apps Prescribed a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/16/2012  12 comments
3D printing technology is transforming the medical and dental sector, facilitating a new level of customization for devices and prosthetics while fostering precision and bringing down costs.
3D Materials Expand Design Options
Engineering Materials 
7/12/2012  15 comments
New rigid and rubber-like digital materials for Objet's Connex 3D multi-material printing systems offer improved toughness, more shore scale values, and resistance to heat.
Video: Robots Develop Sense of Touch
Blog 
7/6/2012  14 comments
A new combination of sensors, actuators, and software will give them a sense of touch for identifying textures that's even more finely tuned than a human's.
Petroski on Engineering: Checklists & Design
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2012  21 comments
A properly devised checklist for design could prevent mistakes from being made.
Video Over Fiber Gives Surgeons a Clearer Picture
Electronic News & Comment 
7/2/2012  13 comments
Surgeons who depend on video images in the operating room are about to get a big boost in picture resolution.




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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
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