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World's First 3D-Printed Titanium Ribcage Saves Cancer Patient
By Philip Anderson Posted in How To, News on September 15, 2015

3D printing is the future of medicine. Manufacturers have proven its worth again and again through the creation of a custom vertebra, knee parts, and skin grafts. The most recent additions to these custom 3D printed human parts include a titanium sternum and rib cage. The lucky recipient of these 3D printed parts was a 54-year-old Spaniard who had suffered from a chest wall sarcoma — a kind of tumor, which forms in bones, soft tissues, and cartilage.

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