Military May Soon be Able to Copy & 3D Print Exact Replicas of Bones & Limbs For Injured Soldiers

The last news that made me pinch myself for a moment happens to be related to 3D printing, and it involves the United States Military. They are in discussions with the University of Nevada to create “virtual’ copies of their soldiers. These copies would be created via x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds, and encompass a soldier’s entire body in 3-dimensions. Continue reading “Military May Soon be Able to Copy & 3D Print Exact Replicas of Bones & Limbs For Injured Soldiers”

The promise of medical 3D printing: from 3D printed prosthetics to regenerated human limbs

Considering the high pricing of prosthetics and the difficulty of customizing them, 3D printing provides a much-anticipated solution to the artificial limb market. MIT developed a solution called FitSocket. It uses 3D Scanning and 3D printing to make artificial limbs that are fully customizable, to the finest detail. Continue reading “The promise of medical 3D printing: from 3D printed prosthetics to regenerated human limbs”