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Where is 3D printing heading?

Mar 16 2013

This month a patient received a 3D printed implant that replaced 75% of his skull. This is a first of its kind procedure, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

The applications of 3D printing increase everyday. This is most evident in the medical field. The ability to turn scanned tissue and bone data into stl files has led to an explosion of applications.

The material is a special polyetherketoneketone  with small feature surface details that encourage the growth of cells and bone atop of the plastic.

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