Engadget.com just came out with a story titled "3D-printed tracheal splint supports baby's airways, saves life". The child essentially had no other options, and researchers came up with this 3D printed solution. The splint that was produced by a 3D printer will help support his trachea until it eventually is absorbed by the body, "In two to three years, the trachea will be able to stand on its own...". The technology for 3D printing is only limited by our creativity to use it. It will be very interesting to see how the future unfolds as 3D printing starts to gain momentum and viability.
3D printing is an amazing feat, and personally I can't wait to see more. What kind of things would you make with a 3D printer?
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