We all know that 3D printers are getting very popular these days with it’s ability to print weapons, music instruments and a range of nice to have gadgets. However, the latest use for this amazing technology is truly inspiring.
3D printed casts for fractured bones will soon replace the old heavy plaster or fiberglass ones. Jake Evill a graduate from Victoria University of Wellington came up with this idea.
It takes about 3 hours to produce and it uses x-ray and 3D scans to generate a 3D model in relation to the point of fracture to provide tailored support to promote the healing.
This article first appeared on Real News 24.