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This 3D Printer Creates Real Bones Using Synthetic Material

3dp_joint_bone_Mihaela_VlaseaThe area of bone regeneration is one that gets a lot of attention nowadays. After the development of plastic and metal implants for bones, scientists have been steadily trying to find ways to improve this technology. One of the most prominent ways is 3D printing. Using this, we can have bone implants that are not only customized to the patient, but also havespecial properties not found in mass-produced implants.

One of these new innovations is a 3D printer created by a University of  Waterloo Engineer that allows 3D-printed joints that are made of the same minerals as human bone and interlocks with the patient’s cells to create a longer-lasting replacement.

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