How 3D bioprinting is changing the world: Photos of 10 great projects

Human face

A man from Wales in the United Kingdom was in a motorcycle accident in 2012 and he has now received 3D printed implants on his face that successfully fixed injuries he sustained. The man broke his cheekbones, jaw, nose, and skull. CT scans were used to 3D print a symmetrical model of his skull, and then a printed titanium implant held the bones in place. The project was done by the Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery.

Image: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.