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Man has 75% of Skull Replaced with 3-D Printed Implant

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3-D printed skull. (Oxford Performance Materials)

Some are fascinated with 3-D printing. One man can’t get it out of his head.

An unidentified man had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3-D printed implant made by Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut company. The surgery this week was the first time a patient received an implant made specifically for him using 3-D printing technology.

The patient, whose name and injury OPM would not disclose, had his head scanned as part of the procedure.

The operation marks a big step in the advancement of 3-D printing technology, the company said. With 3-D printers, users can produce objects with a molding machine based on computer digital models.

Story by Salvador Rodriguez. Read more on LATimes.com.

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