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Sutrue uses Concept Laser metal 3D printing in device for keyhole surgery

Using Concept Laser Mlab cusing technology specialist developers at Sutrue, a cardiovascular device design company, have 3D printed a tool to be used in heart operations. The automated suturing device helps surgeons to stitch together tissue after an operation – a process that has remained largely unchanged since the 1st century BC.

NASA AND MADE IN SPACE, INC. MAKE HISTORY BY SUCCESSFULLY 3D PRINTING FIRST OBJECT IN SPACE

The 3D printer is installed in the Microgravity Science Glovebox on the International Space Station

History was made on November 24th at 9:28pm GMT, when the first 3D printer built to operate in space successfully manufactured its first part on the International Space Station (ISS). This is the first time that hardware has been additively manufactured in space, as opposed to launching it from Earth.


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