used 3D scanner to scan the patient’s ear and then the data was sent to the 3D printer. Using processed starch the printer laid down material in layers and completed the printing job in just an one hour. This 1:1 ear is for doctors to better communication with the patient before his surgery, to explain the surgery program and the treatment.
We are only a few steps away from being able to print fully functional body parts. While this ear is only to show patients what is going to happen during their surgery, soon we may be able to create new body parts!