Printing New Bones in Plastic

artificial_bone-1.jpgResearchers in Japan have started using 3D printers to create replacement facial bones for patients. The new bones are made of alpha-tricalcium phosphate, which we're told is strong enough for bones, as long as they're not weight-bearing. Now, my limited medical knowledge may come from watching ER, but it seems obvious to me that the doctors should be using Adamantium. [Sci Fi]

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