Designs

The Medical Engineering Fab Lab collaborates on a number of instrumentation designs to solve biomedical problems. Whenever possible, we share designs for future use in STL format compatible with most 3D printers. These files can be easily downloaded and viewed in QuickView.

Binary Micro Multi-Leaf Collimator (bmMLC)

Multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) are used in image guided radiation therapy to shape the radiation beam as it is traveling around a patient. In order to do this, metal leaves open and close, allowing radiation to pass or blocking it as the radiation source moves.

Bioreactor for multiscale imaging of 3D cell cultures

A bioreactor capable of facilitating both magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and optical fluorescence microscopy of 3D cell cultures.

Burn Device for Reproducible Wound Generation on Ex-vivo Human Skin models

This burn device can be used on ex vivo human skin models, as well as in vivo animal models, to create a broad range of burn wounds that are clinically relevant for research and investigation of burn injury pathology, novel burn therapies, and burn wound diagnostics.

Device for measuring thermal conductivity of crystalline fuel material

Professor Emeritus Dr. Rock Mackie, Medical Physics; Dr. Kevin Eliceiri, Morgridge Medical Engineering and University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor Dr. Michael Corradini, Engineering Physics, and Dr. Gary Stange collaboratively developed a crystalline-fuel reactor system with an annular fuel design for improved efficiency of medical isotope production with a nuclear reactor.

Device for the controlled cooling and freezing of excised plant specimens during magnetic resonance imaging

We describe the design, fabrication, and testing of a low-cost MRI-compatible sample holder and cooling device that enables the controlled freezing of plant specimens while samples are scanned in an MRI device.

Micro Strain Device for Mechanically Aligned Collagen

The Micro Strain device is an assembly of 3D printed and commercial parts that is designed to fit on the stage of an inverted microscope.

Open source remote monitoring of research lasers

An open source remote monitoring system has been designed and built to address the needs of researchers to provide basic illuminated visual indication of laser operation for university research laboratories that are equipped with multiple types of high-powered lasers and have limited financial resources.

Preclinical Phantom for Quantitative Solution Comparison

These are the files needed to assemble a preclinical phantom for quantitative solution comparison in a small animal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

Prevacuolar Compartment Model

Model is of a prevacuolar compartment of a high-pressure frozen/freeze substituted maize aleurone cell that was imaged by dual electron tomography in a Tecnai F30 transmission electron microscope.

Zebrafish Model (2-3 days post-fertilization)

This to-scale computer model of a zebrafish larva can be used as a reference when designing devices to be used for zebrafish studies.

Zebrafish Wounding and Entrapment Device for Growth and Imaging (zWEDGI)

zWEDGI is a fabricated device designed to allow for zebrafish larvae to be imaged and manipulated on the stage of a microscope.