- The ribs were produced by Australian company Anatomics. One advantage to a custom 3D printed solution is that it could be safer -- traditional plate chest implants can come loose over time.
- The team used CT scan data to create a digital model of the chest wall, which is what the 3D printed ribs were based on.
- The ribs were printed using a $1.3 million printer made by Arcam, which uses an electron beam to deposit layers of titanium, which was then polished.
These 3D printed titanium ribs were successfully implanted in a person
9. 11. 15 by Kif Leswing