3D printed materials suitable for performing surgery.

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The Commonwealth scientific and industrial research organisation has developed materials such as titanium and polymer suitable for 3D printing medical parts.

As mentioned in CSIRO´s article,¨The titanium and polymer sternum replacement was designed by Anatomics and was modelled exactly to CT scans of the patient. We 3D printed the sternum then Anatomics added the polymer. It was then shipped to the United Kingdom where a surgical team implanted the sternum in the British man.¨

CSIRO develops silicone resins suitable for 3D printing medical parts.

Bone, cartilage and tissue; we’ve cracked the trifecta (and it’s made of titanium and plastic).

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