Lexus develops ‚carbon fiber loom’ for the LF-A supercar

„Few technological advancements have been as important in the auto industry as the development of carbon fiber. Lighter yet stronger than most materials that were once used in building vehicles, carbon fiber has become an integral element in the development of some of the world’s fastest and most powerful cars on the planet, including Formula One race cars.

(…) The revolutionary loom is able to weave three-dimensional carbon fiber shapes that will be put in the company’s supercar, including the steering wheel and the A-pillar. Knowing the great lengths company’s go through to outfit as much carbon fiber as possible on their supercars, Lexus saw fit to take the game to a whole new level with the invention of the carbon fiber loom, a technology that’s the first of its kind in the world.”

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Gulf Times Qatar about 3-D Printing Competition won by Albert Liberski

In May issue of Gulf Times Qatar we can read a summary of the 3-D Challenge hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), where Albert Liberski won 1’st place in the 3-D Printing Competition.

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Printing hearts from seaweed

„The future of heart valve replacements may lie in a combination of seaweeds and 3D printing”

Please, read an article, where I highlight my conception of 3D printing of heart valves from alginate:

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Link to the offline version (text only)

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Lecture from a friend

Link to TED page

3D Challenge at Texas A&M Qatar

From 1’st-3’rd of of May I had a chance to take part in 3D Challenge at Texas A&M Qatar, where I presented the principles of my project concerning 3D-printed heart valve scaffolds. The project’s presentation was distinguished for its scientific value and received a first place award.

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Scope of my research – heart valve scaffolds

Fig1Following materials consist of my current work related to design of heart valve scaffolds. If you are interested in collaborating with me, you can read presented documents, to make yourself acquainted with the scope of my research.

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3D model of heart valve woven scaffold

3D model of heart valve woven scaffold’s performance during blood flow.

Sheep’s heart valve at work

The performance of sheep’s heart valve working externally.

Bacterial bionanocellulose for heart valve tissue engineering

Bacterial bionanocellulose for heart valve tissue engineering – current status, progress and perspectives

  1. Developing 3D geometry of entire valve using controlled deposition of cellulose on the mandrel.

My plan is to cultivate the bacteria in such way, that at the end a readily heart valve will be obtained. The growth medium (or one of its constituents) should be formed appropriately. The bacteria will than produce cellulose, but only in the provided shape.

Advanced geometrical Ca- alginate structures were already obtained by me in similar manner (fig.1.).

Figure 1. Heart valve structures based on alginate

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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) was held on 22nd and 23rd March 2016 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

On the conference we presented 6 posters concerning heart valve scaffolds. All the posters can be found below.

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