An Eighth Grader 3D Printed A Potentially Life-Saving Vascular Shunt

August 03, 2016

An Eighth Grader 3D Printed A Potentially Life-Saving Vascular Shunt

Logan Dalton, an eighth-grader at Gaspar De Portola Middle School 3D Printed a vascular shunt. His EZ Tie Emergency Temporary Vascular Shunt contains a clip that was printed on an Airwolf 3D HDL. The shunts clip uses micro zip ties and catheter tubing to help make it more effective. Logan's EZ Tie is designed to be used by the average person and like other shunts its inserted into a damaged artery to slow blood loss. 

The EZ Tie Shunt helped Logan win multiple competitions, his most recent is taking first place at the 2016 Los Angeles Science and Engineering Fair. Likewise, the EZ shunt could potentially save lives and it serves as another example of how 3D Printing is changing the world.

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