The technology behind 3D printing has been around for decades, but desktop 3D printers have only recently become affordable enough to stand on our desks and manufacture physical objects for us, on-demand. Now desktop 3D printers are entering physician offices everywhere, poised to revolutionize the future of medicine. 3D printing has already been used to print drugs, medical devices, patient-specific anatomy, and even biological tissues. Physicians and surgeons are beginning to take advantage of this fast and completely personalized manufacturing technology to improve patient care. Here are just 10 exciting examples of how 3D printing is used in medicine today.
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