09 December 2016

3D printing is a rapidly developing technology

3D printing is a rapidly developing technology with a growing number of real-world applications. In the not-too-distant future, bioengineers hope to use it to print tailor-made artificial bones that may be used to replace or mend bones shattered in accidents or destroyed by cancer. Scientists have already created so-called ‘hyperelastic’ 3D-printed bones that work pretty well in monkeys and rats. It’s probably only going to take a few more years before similar synthetic bones can be safely implanted in human patients.


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