NYU Surgeons Create Realistic 3D Printed Masks for Facial Transplant Donors and Their Families

In the case of some transplants, the organ donor is still alive and can lead a normal life post-surgery, such as someone who donates their kidney. But for many transplant…

3D Printing and Virtual Surgical Planning Aid in the Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant

3D printing technologies are helping patients around the world to face the world as they allow for life-changing operations to be performed with a precision never before possible. The Mayo…

Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad…

World’s Most Complex Face Transplant Operation Made Possible with 3D Modeling & 3D Printing

Fourteen years ago, 27-year-old volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison responded with his colleagues to a call for the Senatobia Fire Department in northwest Mississippi. Inside a burning mobile home on September 5,…

Malaysian Surgeon Performs Country’s First Facial Implant Using 3D Printing

The medical application of 3D printing is one of the most uplifting aspects of this technology. And 3D printing has proven to be life-altering for physicians, who seek the optimal…

3D Printing Changing the Face of Full Facial Transplant Surgeries

Use your head. It’s a phrase we’ve heard all our lives — and often good advice. Now, scientists are taking this advice quite literally, in 3D printing models of patients’…


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