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3D Printed Ears

Scientists Use 3D Printing to Create a Replica of a Human Ear

— February 25, 2013 — Tech
The world of 3D printing has brought us many innovations from the sublime, like 3D printed wedges to 3D printed sex toys. It's great to see the technology being used for social good such is the case with these 3D printed ears.

Professors at The Cornell Universities Biomedical Engineering department have created 3D printed life-like ears to aid children with born with deformities, cancer sufferers or accident survivors who have lost all of or part of their external ear. Scientists devised a way to create the amazingly accurate artificial organ by using collagen and cartilage from animals.

It’s interesting to see where the future of 3D printing will take us. Here’s hoping there will be a lot more innovations that can improve people’s lives in such a positive way.

Photo Credits: designboom, cornell.edu
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