|Project Summary||Project Information|
3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing was first developed in the mid 1980's and has been transforming what's possible in the manufacturing world. With an ever expanding material library and more powerful computer modeling software, additive manufacturing has been redefining how parts are designed. Additive manufacturing technology has been adopted by the biomedical research field as a possible way of "printing" organs and other biological matter.
Current bio printers for lab work can cost upwards of $100,000 and have difficulty printing multiple materials at a time. This project is focused on retrofitting an off-the-shelf printer to print biomaterials by using a microfluidic process called hydrodynamic focusing. Hydrodynamic focusing by means of disposable printheads would allow a printer to cheaply and easily print multiple biomaterials out of a single printhead.
This design and prototype will serve as a proof of concept for future iterations which will be able to print multiple materials, including cells, in three dimensions, in a sterile environment.
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|Moises Gomez||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reed Truax||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Matthew Freyman||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matthew Williams||Biomedical and Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Aaron Gaylord||Biomedical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nicole Mazzola||Biomedical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Taylor Fowler||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|