European Countries to Begin 3D Printing Human Bones

The idea of 3D printing has taken a while to catch on in the realm of manufacturing, where it has proven to provide for large cost reductions throughout the manufacturing sector. At the desktop level, 3D printing has provided a method for ordinary people to create working prototypes of their ideas, which eventually will lead to much more innovation in just about every part of life imaginable. 3D bioprinting is the next phase in the progression, as we have already begun to see the construction of the initial building blocks for a future where humans will one day be able to have an entirely new organ 3D printed for themselves. This month, a Netherlands based company called Xilloc has taken a huge step forward in the field of bioprinting, by reaching an agreement with a Japanese company known as Next 21, to bring 3D printable bone into hospitals in Europe.
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