3D Printing: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Published 10/14/2014

For years we have seen 3D printing turn out a multitude of products; jewelry, jet engine parts, remote controls, sneakers. There are some that say this space-age technology also dances on the perimeter of creating items that can end a life, such as firearms. But the future of 3D printing isn’t about how it has the potential to hurt people but how it gives the medical community access to an emerging technology that can create physical objects from computer-designed blueprints – ears, jawbones, skull implants, mechanical devices that allow small children to use their arms, living human tissue and perhaps even actual human organs – all for the purpose of saving lives...

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