Friday, May 24, 2013

A 3D Printed Splint Supports a Childs Life

     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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2 comments:

  1. Just touching the surface what 3d printing has done and the start of a new paradigm for mfg.

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  2. Another thought I have been tracking this 3d printing for a number of years and found:
    You can by your own 3d printer.
    the largest 3d printer makes engine blocks and motor cycles.
    makes hats, shoes,etcetera.
    makes small parts for machines including cars
    and whatever you can think of.

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