3D-Druck an der TU Graz (c) TU Graz - Lunghammer

A surgeon will soon be able to print an implant, such as a new rib, in the operating room by themselves. This is possible thanks to a specialized 3D printer for medical implants. The Institute of Production Engineering at TU Graz has designed a new method for this purpose. This 3D metal printing process works using LEDs instead of a laser.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.