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Offline Cincinnatus

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Man has 75% of skull replaced with 3-D printed implant
« on: March 09, 2013, 04:09:55 PM »
Stupefying!

Some are fascinated with 3-D printing. One man can't get it out of his head.
 
An unidentified man had 75% of his skull replaced with a 3-D printed implant made by Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut company. The surgery this week was the first time a patient received an implant made specifically for him using 3-D printing technology.
 
The patient, whose name and injury OPM would not disclose, had his head scanned as part of the procedure.

The operation marks a big step in the advancement of 3-D printing technology, the company said. With 3-D printers, users can produce objects with a molding machine based on computer digital models...

OPM President and Chief Executive Scott Defelice said 3-D printing allows any type of bone to be replaced with an implant. The technology can shorten surgery time, be less risky and cost less, he said.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-skull-3dprinted-implant-75-20130308,0,7338719.story
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Re: Man has 75% of skull replaced with 3-D printed implant
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 05:12:46 PM »
Wow............

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Re: Man has 75% of skull replaced with 3-D printed implant
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