Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe


My wife called me after hearing an interview on NPR about 3d medical printing.  I searched for it  . . .Very Interesting!  

The 3d design industry is not going away and it will be part of our everyday life like having a car or a cell phone; 3d printing will be huge!!!’  I don’t care what industry you are planning to enter . . . 3d will be part of it!  ~Cornell

Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

March 17, 2014 - University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital


Ann Arbor, Mich. – In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping.

His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of compromising his breathing. But after surgeons at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital implanted 3D printed devices to  <<  More  >>


Here is the NPR audio interview:

25-copy_sq-48360ec6e1de3fc9167d348ff82354c687d51713-s3-c85[1] Ever since the day Garrett Peterson was born, his parents have had to watch him suddenly just stop breathing.

"He could go from being totally fine to turning blue sometimes — not even kidding — in 30 seconds," says Garrett's mother, Natalie Peterson, 25, of Layton, Utah. "It was so fast. It was really scary."

Garrett was born with a  <<  More  >>