Monday, October 20, 2014

The University of Iowa has been named as one of 13 US universities that are investing heavily in 3D printing by Inside 3DP (, an on line source  that provides valuable information to individuals and business communities about the different aspects of 3D printing.

The article singles out Ibrahim Ozbolat, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group (AMTech) at the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), stating in a HuffPost Live interview this week that he believes bioprinting can be used to create currently nonexistent  organs that could improve the human body’s functionality and perhaps even generate electricity within the human body to power electronic implants such as Pacemakers.  Ozbolat and his team at AMTech have conducted various other bioprinting research projects.

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