Michael Sealy, Nebraska's world-class 3D printers work to create dissolvable medical implants

Michael Sealy, Nebraska's world-class 3D printers work to create dissolvable medical implants

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Michael Sealy, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, holds a basic example of the medical implants he's designing via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 3D printers. Sealy is using the printers to build magnesium-based screws, pins and other implants that can slowly dissolve in the body, which would negate the need for follow-up surgeries to remove such implants.
Michael Sealy, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, holds a basic example of the medical implants he's designing via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 3D printers. Sealy is using the printers to build magnesium-based screws, pins and other implants that can slowly dissolve in the body, which would negate the need for follow-up surgeries to remove such implants.

Michael Sealy, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, is using cutting-edge 3D printers to build implants that can slowly dissolve in the body, which would negate the need for follow-up surgeries to remove such implants.