Tesla Conduit

A project log for 3D Printed Tesla VP Shunt Valve

Sterile 3D printing of ventriculoperitoneal shunt valve and other components in developing countries

sohum-desai-mdSohum Desai MD 04/02/2017 at 20:470 Comments

Rather than re-creating a miniature check valve consisting of mircomilimeter sized components, I googled 'valve with no moving parts' and to my surprise found the following:


Nikola Tesla described this device in 1920 allowing fluid to move preferentially in one direction. Although the fluidics have fallen by the way side, I see a useful application of this design in our shunt valve that can be easily manufactured on a 3D printer.