Mary Lim

Thursday, May 12, 2016

dfab: remarkable thing #8

Though dominated by hobbyists and small groups of people who make trinkets at home,  the realm of 3D printing has also greatly influenced the manufacturing world and the health world. One example is dentures. Dentists have relied on "investment casting" which is inaccurate and time-consuming. However, in Miskin, 3D printers are used to print out dental crowns and bridges from pictures of people's teeth. I was surprised by the unexpectedness of the usefulness of 3D printing; not only can it print out unique, individual parts, but also it can improve an industry and health field.



Read more here:
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21697802-3d-printing-coming-age-manufacturing-technique-printed-smile

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