Surgeons at Morriston Hospital in Swansea are using 3D printing technology to create titanium implants for a patient whose face was crushed in an accident. This was reported to be the first use of 3D printing to recreate a face after an injury.
Using CT scans, they created a mirror image of the side of the patient’s face that was not damaged by the motorbike accident. They hope to begin the reconstruction process very soon.
This reconstruction project is actually the feature exhibit in “3D: Printing The Future” at the Science Museum in London until July 2014.
For more information on 3D printing technologies to create body parts, see this video: