In Brief

Thanks to the phenomenon that is 3D printing technology, a new medical revelation has the potential of cutting recovery times in half.

UK-based product design, research and business consultancy Fripp Design & Research may have made one of the most exciting medical advances in years.

Instead of the many weeks that it takes most companies to create a custom prosthetic, Fripp Design & Research have designed a new technique that can produce 3D-printed prosthetics within 48 hours. This quick and relatively affordable method can help patients with missing facial parts, for example, get back to their normal lives in less time. The project is being exhibited as part of the 3D Printshow Hospital at the 3D Printshow in London. The exhibition is an “interactive technology event that’s inspiring, entertaining and educational,” and looks at how 3D printing is transforming healthcare.

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