3D Printed breast bones and cartilage from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Posted on June 3, 2014 Posted in News

3D Printed breast bones and cartilage from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Many universities today have 3D printers on-site. But finding educational programs in fabrication for an advanced degree or even a single course on 3D printing is difficult. Here are a few leaders offering coursework in digital fabrication right now.

Australia Is First to Offer Masters Degree In Biofabrication

The World’s First Masters degree in 3D Bioprinting was just announced this month. The program stems from a partnership between four Universities: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Wollongong in New South Wales in Australia, University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, and the University of Würzburg in Germany.

Biofabrication is a multidisciplinary field dealing with biology, computer science, chemistry, medicine, and physics. It deals with the printing of body parts and is expected to be in extremely high demand given the aging population. Each of the partner universities is known for specialties, including polymer chemistry, cell biology and clinical implants.

Educational Programs in Fabrication: Nanotechnology

Singularity University at NASA Research Park offers a course in nanotechnology and fabrication as part of their executive and graduate studies programs. Topics cover scaling and precision at the micro level, nanomaterials, equipment, and applications in medicine, space, energy, and the environment.

Rapid Prototyping

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU offers a certificate in 3D Printing – Rapid Prototyping. The curriculum includes design drawing and visual development, product design fundamentals and digital sculpting. Much of the focus in on the practical use of software such as Pixologic Zbrush, Maxon Cinema 4D and Autodesk Mudbox.

Fabrication for Architecture

MIT is offering a course this summer: “From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor”. This short course is intended for working professionals wanting an overview of fabrication fundamentals, applications and business trends. The course lab is equipped with state-of-the-art desktop 3d printers for hands-on experience.

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