Human Anatomy, at Your Fingertips (in Plastic, of Course)
Posted at 5:28 p.m. on June 18, 2014
The National Institutes of Health is using White House Maker Faire day to remind the world about its new exchange for 3D printer files related to health and science — such as plans for custom lab equipment and scientific models for human anatomy and tiny organisms. The goal is to improve research, assist in repairing and enhancing lab equipment, and help pre-game medical procedures.
The 3D printer community has taken the “human anatomy” thing to the next level, of course. It’s not just about models, it’s also about fabricating actual synthetic body parts. It’s a story best told through video: