Book: 3D Bioprinting: Printing Parts of Bodies

3dbioprintingI had the good fortune of going to an opening event for a new ebook, 3D Bioprinting: Printing Parts for Bodies that was published by Gordon G Wallace, Rhys Cornock, Cathal D O’Connell, Stephen Beirne, Susan Dodds and Frederic Gilbert from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) in Melbourne.

The book is both an introduction into 3D printing and a guide as to what can be done with 3D printing for body parts and objects for reconstructive surgery. The authors talked about their book and their recent work in using cells as the printing material and even about making a 3D pen that could print out cells in a way that surgeons could use more precisely. Amazing stuff.

Opening Event


  1. Putting Stuff in the Body: Biomaterials, Bionics and Tissue Engineering
  2. Materials and Machinery for 3D Printing
  3. The Story So Far – Case Studies of 3D Bioprinting
  4. Printing Bits for Bodies
  5. Ethics, Policy and Social Engagement
  6. The Future

At 60 pages, the book is quite short, but as an ebook it has parts of the book that are interactive, which really makes the material come to life. It’s inexpensive, so make sure you follow the link and check it out 🙂

I am running an FREE event on the 24th of November in Melbourne at Embiggen Books where some of the authors will be talking about this new book, their work in 3D bioprinting and the future of 3D printers.


FREE 3D Printing Event in Melbourne

3D printing is something I have a great passion for, and something that I think will change the way we design and manufacture things into the future. This is why I’m passionate about putting it into primary schools and getting teachers to get experience this technology, so that youngsters today can be familiar with it and in years to come, it will be these students who take up this technology and use it in a way we never thought was possible.

To help people come to terms with this technology I’m holding a FREE public event in Melbourne, so that people can hear presentations about this technology, how it is being used in education, medicine and industry. This event will be a great introduction to 3D printing for practitioners, parents, teachers or anyone interested in finding out more about 3D printing. 

Please join myself and others:

Dr George Aranda – A Research Fellow interested in 3D printing from Deakin University. He is trying to get 3D printers into Australian schools through his Pozible: and his blog: 3D Printing the Future
Dr Cathal O’Connell -Associate Research Fellow in 3D Bioprinting based at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He will talk about the new ebook 3D Bioprinting: Printing Parts for Bodieshe co-authored with colleagues at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.
Joe Farr – General Manager from ThingLab will bring a 3D printer and talk about their future role in society and education.

Where: Embiggen Books,197-203 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 3000,
When: Tuesday 25th of November, 6:30pm
Cost: FREE!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite for catering purposes