Technical Medicine student Merel van der Stelt (25) is helping to provide prosthetics to amputees in Sierra Leone. During her internship in the African country, she used a 3D printer to create prosthetics for local patients. Now she is a part of a team aiming to set up a 3D-Lab there.
‘It’s unusual for me to make plans, but my plan is to ensure that the Fraunhofer Project Center is successful. That is imperative,’ says Ian Gibson, the new scientific director of the said center and Professor of Design Engineering at the University of Twente.
PneuAct is a pneumatic stepper motor developed by UT researcher Foad Sojoodi Farimani. It’s one of a kind – it is fully 3D printed, very fast, highly precise and it’s the cheapest of all similar motors out there. It can improve cancer diagnosis, be used in radioactive environments and even for space exploration.
A new Rapid Prototyping lab is opening at the UT on the 14th of June. It is situated in the Horst building and can be used as a shared facility, where you can create 3D products in any shape or form.
In Carré wordt de komende twee weken een nieuw lab ingericht waar onderzoekers onderdelen voor robots uit 3D-printers kunnen laten rollen. De vakgroep van hoogleraar Stefano Stramigioli kan met de nieuwe apparatuur sneller en efficiënter robots in de praktijk testen.