Four years after undergoing life saving surgery which required almost all of the left side of his face to be removed, Eric Moger (60) has been fitted with a new prosthetic face thanks in part to 3D printing technology. The mouth implant created by Mr Dawood During a routine operation to remove nasal polyps, Mr Moger was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a condition which causes small growths or polyps to turn into tumors. At the time of diagnosis the cancer was already very advanced requiring surgeons at the University College London Hospital to remove almost half of his face (his left eye, cheekbone and most of his jaw) in order to save his life.
(Photo: DVice) PEZ dispensers are one of those nostalgia-ridden cultural symbols that recall a simpler time when life was about sugary candy and Pokemon cards and all those other things co-opted by BuzzFeed’s Rewind vertical.
One of 3D printings greatest strengths is its ability to make customized, one-off products on the fly. In a traditional manufacturing paradigm, creating customizable products is an expensive if not impossible affair.
Speaking of super serious things , look at this great model of a human inner ear , uploaded to Thingiverse by a neuroscientist under the name neurothing . He signs things in real life under the name Seth Horowitz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at Brown University.
Get a load of this title: “How 3D printing built a new face.” Wired UK posted a slideshow and brief last week as a preview to an article in the upcoming July issue about the use of 3D printing for an inspiring face transplant, including bones! This is amazing, especially since the patient was able to speak afterwards.