Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More 3D printing heroes

In my first post this morning, I noted how 3D printing is viewed by experts as a game-changing technology.  Well, as a timely example of that point, consider the amazing story of the two doctors in St. Louis who saved an infant's life by the courageous, and brilliant, use of 3D printing technology:
Two doctors said otherwise. Using a 3D printer, Glenn Green and Scott Hollister of the University of Michigan created a tracheal splint made of biologically compatible plastic. “The splint was sewn around Kaiba’s airway to expand the bronchus and give it a skeleton to aid proper growth.”  Green said, “It was amazing. As soon as the splint was put in, the lungs started going up and down for the first time and we knew he was going to be OK.”
For more about this tremendous example of human ingenuity melding with courage and insight, click here and read the excellent post by the excellent folks at The Objective Standard.