Few scientific 3D-printable models are available online, and the expertise required to generate and validate such models remains a barrier. The NIH 3D Print Exchange eliminates this gap with an open, comprehensive, and interactive website for searching, browsing, downloading, and sharing biomedical 3D print files, modeling tutorials, and educational material.
The NIH 3D Print Exchange is a collaborative effort led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the National Library of Medicine.
The NIH 3D Print Exchange was kickstarted through the HHS Ignite and HHS Ventures initiatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' HHS IDEA Lab. These programs provide funding and structural support through community building and incubation to expose teams to new concepts, tools, and methodologies to explore new approaches to the high-impact problems we face. The team was proud to represent NIH as part of the "beta" classes for Ignite and Ventures. Click here to visit our page on the HHS IDEA Lab
This fast-paced, high-profile project would not have been possible without the support of a large number of collaborators, colleagues, and contributors. The team gratefully acknowledges their generous contributions to this effort.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Mike Tartakovsky, CIO, NIAID
Alvin Yun and the NIAID/OCICB Linux Team
NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations
NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Eva Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Airwolf3D
Sharon Strauchs, Director, Cortona Academy
Professor Anthony Rotolo, Syracuse University
Ms. Emily Ballard, Syracuse University