Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3D Printer Creates Lower Jaw Implant

Some time ago I posted this video showing the development of what has been referred to as a 3D printer.

Now LayerWise, a Belgium based company that specializes in selective laser melting to produce custom metal parts (3D printing), has built the world's first patient specific lower jaw using laser technology.  The new jaw is made of Titanium and is custom made to fit the patient's bone structure, nerves and muscles.  Quite remarkable use of this new technology.