3D Print of the Week

3D print of the week: functioning knee to illustrate why knees need patellas!

Why do knees need patellas? This week’s featured 3D print was designed to help answer that question. The print is an anatomically correct model of a functioning knee.  The Continuum Tissue Mechanics bioengineering class (BE550) in the School of Engineering used the model to help students visualize the functioning of the patella.

The 3D-printed model was inspired by this video and the model file was downloaded from the NIH 3D Print Exchange repository.

Check-out the video of the 3D print in use!


printed in ABS plastic in the Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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