Want to print you're organs?

By Malcolm A

3-D printers are revolutionizing the medical world. While heart, lung, kidney, and other transplants can be very difficult, once someone has created a working, living organ, it can become much easier for organ replacements and other medical problems. 3D printers are printers that ¨print¨ objects in ultrathin, super thin, layers from various materials starting from the bottom up. The prices of them vary from the use of them. 3-D printers have made medical practices much easier. A high percentage of U.S. hospitals have bought 3-D printers so far ; but are 3-D printers useful enough for all hospitals in the U.S. to get them?

What is a 3-D printer?

As most would think, 3-D printers don’t print on a flat layer, for example, paper, instead it prints in 3-dimensional shapes and objects. According to www.newyorker.com/magazine, “The ink is an acrylic liquid that turns solid when exposed to an ultraviolet light, typically from a laser. Today’s printers now print in plastics ,silver ,gold , and other metals, along with ceramics, wax, and even food.”

How expensive are 3-D printers?


The expensiveness of 3D printers differ a lot by the use of them. In the infographic from 3dprinting.com/Infographic-Sculpteo.jpg, they said ¨For consumer use they cost $500 to $2,000. For office use $10,000 to $50,000. And for warehouse use $60,000 to $200,000.¨ Also, according to mic.com/articles ¨For printing items up to 5.5 by 5.5 by 5.5 inches and in 16 different colors currently costs $1,299.99.¨

How are 3D printers revolutionizing the medical world?


With the creation of 3D printers, there is millions of possibilities for ways for them to help the medical world. In the article 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Medical World as We Know It from www.mdtmag.com ¨The potential benefits of 3D printing for medical design engineers are great. 3D printing offers significant cost-efficiency, as well as versatility, allows you to adapt to many situations. The speed with which designs can be 3D printed also opens many doors. Most importantly, the inherent patient-customizability of 3D printing means that products can be designed to perfectly suit each individual. This capability alone could solve many issues involved with implants and other medical products.¨ And as it said, since the product of a 3D printer is customizable to each patient, tons of problems involving medical purposes can be solutionized (solved). Major problems for example surgery, which usually takes a long time, can be simplified massively.


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3D printers are bringing solutions to tons of medical problems. Lots of hospitals throughout the U.S. have brought them. They are revolutionizing the medical world. They are some what expensive for the public but worth it if you have the extra money. All U.S. hospitals should purchase them.


Today’s printers now print in plastics,silver,gold, and other metals, along with ceramics, wax, and even food.”

How expensive are 3D printers?

The expensiveness of 3D printers differ a lot by the use of them. In the infographic from 3dprinting.com/Infographic-Sculpteo.jpg, they said ¨For consumer use they cost $500 to $2,000. For office use $10,000 to $50,000. And for warehouse use $60,000 to $200,000.¨ Also, according to mic.com/articles ¨For printing items up to 5.5 by 5.5 by 5.5 inches and in 16 different colors currently costs $1,299.99.¨ A commonly used 3D printer.


A commonly used 3-D printer.