Around 200 people attended the TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication Facilities Open House and Launch Party on Jan. 15. After introductory remarks by TEAM Director and Biomedical Engineering Department Chair Kyriacos Athanasiou, several TEAM clients gave short presentations about their collaborations with TEAM. Guests were then treated to a tour of the Design and Prototyping Space and the Metalworking Fabrication Shop. They got to see the 3D printers and design stations in action, and handle objects fabricated in the printers.
Dr. Arzi and Dr. Verstraete are testing a variety of innovative techniques in facial reconstruction for animals. Working with the school’s bioengineers, they’ve developed a method to print 3-D plastic models of patients’ skulls from two-dimensional CT scans. They use the models to plan surgeries, which allows them to plot their moves with “micron-level accuracy,” said Kyriacos Athanasiou, a professor of biomedical engineering at California-Davis.
Prototype designers and biomedical researchers outside of UC Davis soon will have access to a facility that offers high-resolution 3D printing of plastics, circuit-board printing, metalworking and customized hybrids of this machinery.
You are cordially invited to attend the formal opening of the TEAM Prototyping Facility. We will celebrate with tours, demos and more. WHEN: January 15, 2014 4:00-6:00 PM WHERE: Genome & Biomedical Sciences Facility Lobby 451 Health Sciences Dr., UC Davis Campus.