Gallery: VIDEO: Researchers Create 3D Printed Bones Suitable for Use in...


We’ve shown you 3D printed bone models, 3D printed human veins, and a printer that sprays new skin cells on burn victims – but we have to say this latest advancement is the most impressive use for 3d printing yet. Researchers at Washington State University have successfully 3D printed human bones that are suitable for use in orthopedic and dental procedures, as well as for delivering medicine for patients with osteoporosis. Watch a video of the incredible 3D printer in action after the jump!

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  1. Tafline Laylin October 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your bone. This is a media site… I would encourage you to talk to your medical professionals instead of us. But I can say that other people have received a lot of medical help thanks to 3D printing; I hope this helps and best of luck to you.

  2. mrmartinstenger October 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    To whom it may concern
    I am 53 yrs old and have had no tibia in my leg for thirty years due to cancer in the bone. The cancer has been long gone, but I still don’t have a bone in my leg. I was wondering if my bone could be replaced with 3d printing a bone for me is possible. I can be reached at 619-829-4915 Or my email I would gladly participate in some kind of procedure as long as it works. Thank you.

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