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Scientists 3D Printing Body Parts

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3D Printing Body Parts!

Scientist are are currently 3d printingĀ  body parts such as blood vessels with 3D printers to compensate for the donor shortage. A damaged blood vessel can be constructed by giving a 3D printer the design, “blueprint”, of the vessel, such as the length, width, and curve of that vessel to fit into the space of the original damaged vessel. Technology is not currently at the level in which portions of or whole organs can be replaced but 3D printers are already being used to save lives and scientists are using 3D printers to replicate simpler body parts . 3D printing body parts forĀ prosthetics has actually been around for some time but we believe that area of medicine will improve as well as there will be a wider pool of ingenuity now that 3D printing technology will be in more hands. The full article as written by CBS news can be found here.

3D Printing Body Parts: 3D Model Heart|http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/8732964414/
3D Printed Model Heart|By Jurvetson on Flickr

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