Printer: Objet 500
Print Time: 2 hrs
Material: Vero Clear

This model is an exact replica of a portion of a human bronchial airway. We printed this sample section to test out the efficacy of the the new water soluble support (SUP706) released by Stratasys. The support was easily removed from the 1.75mm channels with the use of a waterjet followed by post treatment in a sonicator. The entirety of the model will be printed using Digital ABS. The higher heat deflection temperature (HDT 90 C) provided from the ABS will allow us to fill the structure with a low temperature molten metal and have an exact metal replica of a bronchial airway. The ability to model organic matter, and specifically human organs have been a key contribution of additive manufacturing.