Print my heart, or yours for Valentine’s Day

By Roger Liucci | 3D Printing

Happy Valentines Day,

Printing is not the way to a woman’s heart. I’ve tried.
Tracey was not impressed. :- ) Seeing the stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” printing a heart was however impressive.

In the post by I found out that even the sitcoms are aware of the technologically cool factor of 3D Printing. In the episode ‘The Bed’s Too Big Without You’ Meredith prints a heart and liver model. Helping her and the other surgeons get a tumor. Cristina is hoping to one day, print new conduit for her patient. Add a little extra drama and possibly a love triangle and you’ve got another great episode. 😉

The image below is the model printed for the show using 3D System’s ProJet 660 printer. The ProJet 660 prints in full color and can easily print a full size heart. Maybe not as big as my wife Tracey’s heart, but 15″ x 10″ x 8″ is pretty big.


I agree with when they say; “At this stage, engineering-based solutions for reconstructive surgical problems are a part of the standard medical tool kit, and customized prosthetics are common.”

Tune in for more details in the medical category or contact us for more info.



Published on February 9, 2015 in 3D Printing.

About the Author

Roger, our senior BIM specialist, specializes in all things architecture & construction and has been with Microsol Resources since 2001. He provides technical support for our architectural, interiors, construction and engineering clients.