From tissue to organs to bones and beaks, the future of medicine is 3D printed.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

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  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

I was an editor for the first 40 volumes of MAKE. The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. Covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made.

Contact me at snowgoli (at) gmail (dot) com.


Craig Couden

Craig Couden

Craig is an editorial assistant with MAKE, and among other things enjoys video games and light up clothing.


  • wayzata14

    This looks great Goli and Craig! I have joined a 3D printing Meetup group here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and hope to find others interested in medical 3D printing of tissues. I look forward to seeing what ever you post next. Phil in Minneapolis.

    • Goli Mohammadi

      Thanks Phil! There are definitely some amazing innovations in the works. In the sphere of tissue engineering, two organizations we mentioned in this print feature that may be of interest to you are: Wake Forest University (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WFIRM/Our-Story/Inside-the-Lab/Bioprinting.htm) and Organovo (http://www.organovo.com/). Also, the Make: Forum on G+ is a great way to find other people interested in the same thing: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105413589856236995389

      Cheers!

      • http://gravatar.com/wayzata14 Phil Johnson

        Thanks Goli. Those sound like what I am looking for! I’ll read them and let you know what I think. BTW I’d like to survey medical organizations here in Minnesota (such as the Mayo Clinics and Medtronics) to see what they are doing, or planning, in this technology.
        Take Care.

        • Goli Mohammadi

          Awesome, Phil — let us know what you find! Good luck!

          • wayzata14

            Oops! I can’t find the link to your and Craigs article, just the picture. Can you send a link for the article to me (or let me know where i missed it!).
            Thanks.

          • Goli Mohammadi

            Phil, it’s currently only available in the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing print issue (http://www.makershed.com/Make_Ultimate_Guide_to_3D_Printing_p/1449357377.htm) not online, and is basically a series of short write-ups about innovative uses. The two that deal with tissue engineering are the ones I posted for you above :)

          • wayzata14

            Thanks Goli. I’ll go order a copy for myself.

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