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The 3D-Printed Nose May Be Available for Trauma Patients Within a Year

 - Nov 9, 2013
References: frippdesign & dezeen
Just imagine if you'd suffered a terrible accident that caused major injuries and disfigurement to your face. It's an incredibly awful scenario, and the current technology can only offer so much assistance with some of the physical and psychological damage. This 3D-Printed Nose is a ground-breaking proposition that could get trauma patients feeling comfortable in their own skin again within just 48 hours of medical attention.

Fripp Design & Research has been working with the University of Sheffield to find the most effective way to reproduce facial features like noses, ears and even eyes so that they match the way that the recipient once looked. Skin tone can even be coordinated precisely with the Z Corp Z510 color 3D printer. The 3D-Printed Nose might be available as soon as a year from now, as a cost-effective and immediate solution that greatly rivals the current handmade prosthetic practice.