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Melting Metals, Mainstreaming 3D Printing

Jun 17, 2014 5:50:13 AM / by BIS Research posted in Ceramics, PLA, Plastics, Polymer, Wax, 3d Printer in Medical, ABS, 3D Printer, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Market, 3D Printing Material, Consumer Printer, Industrial 3D Printer, Metal


One dramatic surgery made worldwide news in 2012 when an 83-year old Belgian woman with oral cancer had her jaw replaced by a tailor-made, 3D printed titanium mandible in what can be called a first-of-its-kind surgical transplant. Metal-focused additive manufacturer LayerWise from Belgium used a method developed by a surgical team from Belgium’s Hasselt University to create the fake jaw. Titanium, a well known material in the medical implant industry because of its biocompatibility, was powdered and then printed out layer by layer.

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