3D printers http://peoriapublicradio.org en Local doctor hoping to build a "Library of Hearts" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/local-doctor-hoping-build-library-hearts <div>3D printing technology at Peoria’s Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is changing the way doctors perform surgery. A pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is using the technology to better evaluate congenital heart disease in children. It’s already changed the outcomes of surgeries and the lives of his small patients.</div><div> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Denise Molina 23182 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Local doctor hoping to build a "Library of Hearts" 3D printers changing how students learn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/3d-printers-changing-how-students-learn <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>3D printers are changing the way many people do business. &nbsp;As IPR’S Sean Powers reports, the machines that create toys, guns and even human bones are also changing the way students learn in the classroom.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bryan Wilcox runs a company in Urbana that specializes in helping people create products from scratch. Just about everything he works on starts off as a prototype that’s not displayed as a graphic or drawing, but a physical object made using a 3D printer.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:04:06 +0000 Sean Powers 13688 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 3D printers changing how students learn