In Pictures: 18 supercool objects made with 3D pri...
In Pictures: 18 supercool objects made with 3D printers
3D printers are being used to create some amazing things, many of which were on display at last week's Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in San Jose. Here are 18 3D printed items that really stood out.
3D printed skulls
Most of a human skull can be created with 3D printing. Scientists have replaced up to 75% of a patient’s skull with a custom-fitted plastic implant made with the technology. A patient's head is first imaged with a 3D scanner, and then details are etched by hand to help cells and bone attach to the implant naturally.