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Dr. Mike

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  1. I put it in my city general plastic recycling bin. The city specifies rigid plastics can go there, and other PLA products like milk cartons can be recycled, so I think it is fine. PLA is also biodegradable, so I guess in theory it could also go into biowaste. Check with your local ordinances and rules.
  2. Formlabs resin is only approved for mucosal contact, not full implantation. It is possible to print in titanium and stainless steel, but these prints are somewhat porous and not solid like machined metal. They are being printed and implanted on an experimental basis. Here is a news story about one company that does this.
  3. If you want the two parts to articulate, you can insert a small metal hinge at the joint to facilitate the motion. Has anybody used a small hinge in this way to allow motion in a 3D printed model?
  4. To enhance security on the site, 2-factor authentication is now available. It is recommended that you enable 2FA to reduce the risk that your account could be compromised. Currently, there are two methods available - the Google Authenticator phone app and security questions. Google Authenticator is the easiest and more secure option. To enable 2FA with Google Authenticator do the following: 1) Log into your embodi3d.com account 2) Go to your account settings by clicking on your username at the top right and choosing Account Settings 3) Go to the Account Security menu and choose to Enable Google Authenticator. If you don't yet have Google Authenticator on your mobile phone, you can download it from the Google Play or Apple Iphone store. It is free. 4) You will then be shown a scannable QR code (blurred in the picture below). Scan this using the Google Authenticator app on your phone. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PRINT OUR THE QR CODE SCREEN AT THIS POINT AND KEEP THE PRINTOUT IN A SAFE AND SECURE PLACE. IF YOUR PHONE IS EVER LOST OR STOLEN, YOU CAN USE THE PRINTOUT TO RECONFIGURE GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR ON A NEW REPLACEMENT PHONE. The google authenticator app will display a 6 digit code that changes every 20 seconds or so. Type in the current code to confirm that your phone is set up properly. That is it! Now you have 2FA on your account and greatly enhanced security!
  5. Very nice. Looks like a spacious build platform.
  6. Hello, Doctor.
    Which software (Free) converts ultrasound to .stl
    I am Brazilian I do not speak english.Thank you.
    I've printed this model many times, both in PLA and using stereolithography resin. The images below are an example using polished clear resin that the embodi3D service uses. Make sure to use adequate support for the fine structures inside the heart chamber and it should turn our great. If you don't want to print it yourself, you can order it printed through the embodi3D print service.
  7. Our own Dr. @valchanov has been featured in a wonderful article on sketchfab.com that discusses his foray into medical 3D printing. Congrats Peter!
  8. I too, and having trouble with PLA-BVOH in the Palette. The joints just don't hold and over the course of a print they fail.
  9. Very cool! I did something similar when I designed a functional aortic valve dynamic flow TAVR tester. The hardest part about printing in elastic is the valve leaflets. They are thin and susceptible to tearing. Also, they can stick together. It was a tricky print! Mike
  10. This is a great post Angel. Initially, need for PPE was focused on hospitals. As business start to open up again, I am seeing increasing demand from office-type facilities like dentists and orthodontists. These businesses have high COVID exposure risk, but don't have the infrastructure like a hospital for obtaining PPE. What innovations exist to fill this unique need?
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