26 Oct '14, 4am

Damn.

Damn.

The idea to print an entire skeletal system came from Evan Doney, an engineer working in Matthew Leevy’s biological imaging lab at Notre Dame. After having a conversation with an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, he began to see the possibilities of 3D-printing technology for the medical sciences. Using several freeware programs to convert the CT scan’s information for use in a printer, Doney and his colleagues recreated a live rat’s skeleton in plastic or acrylic complete with a removable set of lungs, as well as a rabbit skull. The programs allowed them to remove materials, repair breakages, and clean up the image before printing. The team was able to take advantage of a Makerbot, Shapeways printer, and ProJet HD 3000 to assemble the bodies. The models have the capacity either be printed to scale or increased in size.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-successfully-3d-print-the...

Tweets

Print out your perfect garden:

Print out your perfect garden:

inhabitat.com 26 Oct '14, 1am

Gardening just entered the 21st century – a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovat...

Next time you go to 3D print something...

Next time you go to 3D print something...

inhabitat.com 26 Oct '14, 7am

In 2011, Dutch designer Ulirich Schwanitz created a file to print a 3D version of a Penrose Triangle, a graphic optical il...

NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over US Southwest was Caused by Coal via @Inhabitat

NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Ove...

inhabitat.com 26 Oct '14, 1am

The methane cloud tracks back to 2003, before the natural gas hydraulic fracturing boom in the southwest, which has been b...

#Luiis_3x ] Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Design... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] Creates a Truly Independent Smartwa...

inhabitat.com 25 Oct '14, 6pm

out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch tha...

#Luiis_3x ] Green-Roofed Turf House Uses Natural Materials to Disappear into the Scottish Lan... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] Green-Roofed Turf House Uses Natura...

inhabitat.com 24 Oct '14, 1pm

completed Turf House, an award-winning project in Scotland that proves building a dream eco-home can be achieved on a mode...

#Luiis_3x ] Sett Studio’s Modern Live Oak Residences in Austin Show that Green Design Should ... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] Sett Studio’s Modern Live Oak Resid...

inhabitat.com 20 Oct '14, 12pm

Inside the homes feature a modern, open floor plan layout with thoughtful attention to space efficiency, making the most o...

#Luiis_3x ] Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death: In certain cu... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as ...

inhabitat.com 23 Oct '14, 5pm

first wrote about Shelves for Life in 2006 , but thought it was important to “resurrect”, if you will, the morbid-but-prac...

Tiny Green-Roofed Wood Cabin Boasts a Minimal Carbon Footprint in Chile

Tiny Green-Roofed Wood Cabin Boasts a Minimal C...

inhabitat.com 23 Oct '14, 1pm

was commissioned to design a guesthouse in Navidad, Chile, they were careful to create a building that wouldn't visually c...

Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structura...

inhabitat.com 20 Oct '14, 3pm

Inspired by the long tradition of building homes from clay, mud and fibers in Morocco, the Delta takes the labor out of th...

#Luiis_3x ] VIDEO: Scientists Use Hexacopter to...

inhabitat.com 20 Oct '14, 4pm

The team chose to used an unmanned aerial vehicle because it meant that they could get much closer to the whales without d...

HAO's Binhai Eco City Master Plan Provides Case Study for a Completely Green Development

HAO's Binhai Eco City Master Plan Provides Case...

inhabitat.com 15 Oct '14, 8am

“The proposed ‘finger plan’ mimics an open, outstretched, hand, creating an environment that directly integrates nature an...

More great shipping-container conversions via @inhabitat #Obsessed

More great shipping-container conversions via @...

inhabitat.com 20 Oct '14, 6am

is working hard to change the art of cargotecture into a science. Using reclaimed shipping containers from the area the de...

#Luiis_3x ] The World’s 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off: Is there anything 3D print... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] The World’s 3-D Printed Rocket is R...

inhabitat.com 13 Oct '14, 10am

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? From internal organs to cars , 3D printers around the world have been churning out...

Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Conte...

inhabitat.com 14 Oct '14, 6pm

The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land – which means it’s high...

Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-P...

inhabitat.com 13 Oct '14, 8am

The Quake Column is made using a similar technique; neighboring blocks interlock perfectly, but unlike the Incan version, ...