Symposium 2022: Human organs from the 3D printer? What does the future of 3D printing look like?
On 7 July 2022, the 7th symposium of the Hector Fellow Academy took place in the Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe. Entitled "3D Printing — Customized and at the Push of a Button", the symposium was dedicated to the topic of 3D printing with applications from the engineering sciences and the life sciences.
Martin Wegener is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), spokesperson for the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) and president of the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA). In his talk, he presented new laser processes that enable the application of 3D printing on the micro- and nanometer scale.
Tal Dvir is a professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Tel Aviv University (Israel) and works on organs that can be produced in the 3D printer. His talk was about how he succeeded for the first time in printing a prototype of a heart with tissue, blood vessels and chambers
The event was moderated by Andrea Grießmann, author and television presenter for programmes such as Planet Wissen.