Blood Vessels

model of blood vessel

One of the items that came from the Fortus 3D printer this week (Feb 2013) was a 5" x 5" model of a 6mm x 6mm blood vessel in the human eye. Notice that you can now use red, as shown below, and black plastic in the Fortus printer. A U.S. quarter is 24.3mm wide.

  eye blood vessel model   blood vessel model with quarter for scale


Another vessel was printed 3/5/13, as shown below.

second vessel with scale 

Research done by Li Zhang, with supervision by Milan Sonka and Michael Abramoff.

February 2013