Doctors create prosthetic face with help from 3-D printer

04/1/2013 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

British doctors have used 3-D printing technology to help create a prosthetic face for a man who had most of the left side of his face removed during emergency surgery to remove an aggressive tumor. 3-D milling technology was used to create a titanium scaffold, and a plastic plate creates a seal around the man's mouth, allowing him to eat and drink for the first time in more than four years. The face prosthesis was created as a mirror image of the right side of his face and uses magnets that allow for easy removal.

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