A 3D printer is sort of like a magic box, fueled by ingenuity.
Load it with data and presto! Out pops a kneecap. Or a bike chain. Or a brain.
At Yale University, where students, faculty and researchers are flocking to the technology by the hundreds, 3D printers are filtering into nearly every discipline on campus. They’re accelerating innovation, enhancing design projects and sparking inspiration for engineers, medical researchers, architects and biologists.