How 3-D Printing Is Revolutionizing Medicine
Medical researchers are increasingly turning to 3-D printing technology to make revolutionary advances in medicine.By Grant Suneson | September 14, 2015
Last week, a Spanish man received the world's first customized, 3-D printed titanium ribcage after doctors had to remove a large portion of his sternum due to a cancerous tumor.
And 3-D printing is quickly becoming a favorite for medical researchers. It makes life a lot easier for the ribcage's new owner as well as the doctors who implanted it.
"it needed to be customized exactly to suit the patient. No human body is the same so therefore every implant is going to be different," a researcher at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation said.