Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No Skull? No Problem!

We have compiled an interesting record of things that people have been able to make using 3-D printers and there seems to be something else added to that list every day.  The newest addition: prosthetic skulls.  While replacing pieces of a damaged skull is not really new (think Master and Commander), a recent surgery performed last Monday used a 3-d printed implant to replace seventy-five percent of a man’s skull. While details (including the kind of events that make it necessary to replace three-fourths of one’s skull) are not abundant yet, the article can be found here.

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