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Researchers get patents to improve knee, hip replacements

WSU researcher Susmita Bose, in foreground, works with student Sahar Vahabzadeh at a 3-D ceramic printer. (WSU photo)

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – For almost two decades, Washington State University researchers Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have worked to improve the materials used in hip and knee replacements that up to a million people in the U.S. receive each year. » More …

Novel 3-D manufacturing builds complex, bio-like materials

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material’s architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters – with results that closely mimic the intricate architecture of natural materials like wood and bone. » More …

Researchers help launch 3-D printing into space

Susmita Bose, left, and Amit Bandyopadhyay with 3-D printer.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are working with Aerojet Corporation on an exploratory project to make custom satellite parts using 3-D printing. Lower costs, less waste, quicker turnaround and easier modification are some potential benefits.

 

Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose, professors in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, will work on printing metal and ceramic components for low-volume manufacturing of a miniature research satellite. About the size of a coffee cup, it holds the world’s smallest liquid rocket engine.

 

3-D printing allows creation of … » More …