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 used is a special polyetherketoneketon, with small feature suface details that encourage the growth of cells and bone on top of the plastic.
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