Metal prototype machine may revolutionize biomedical research

From left, Jacob Segil, doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder; Richard Weir, Ph.D., associate research professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; Matthew Davidson, doctoral student in Bioengineering CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; and Nili Krausz, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, stand next to the new 3D metal rapid-prototype machine in the Research Institute Laboratory.

Richard Weir, Ph.D., a leading researcher in robotic technology for arm amputees, said the fabricator will allow his research team to develop better components — created faster and less costly — for prosthetic fingers, hands and arms. Weir, an associate research professor in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, also envisions creating a prototyping center as a resource for other university and VA researchers.

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