8. July 2022
Sympo­sium 2022: Record­ing available
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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.