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    An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. The undisclosed patient had his head imaged by a 3D scanner before South Windsor, Conn.-based Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) gained approval from US regulators to print the bone replacement. OPM's final skull replacement was built within two weeks, and inserted in the patient's skull in an operation performed earlier this week; this cutting-edge procedure was only just revealed on Friday. OPM's 3D-printed process was granted approval by the FDA back on Feb. 18, which means the company can now provide 3D printed replacements for bones damaged by trauma or even disease. The company says this technique could benefit more than 500 U.S. citizens each month, from injured factory or construction workers to wounded soldiers.
    http://www.oxfordpm.com/news/article/2013-03-06_3d-printed_skull_implant_ready_for_operation
    http://www.technewsdaily.com/17191-3d-printed-skull-implant.html

    Awesome!


  • #2

    This is awesome news! And apparently Obama provided some funds for stuff such as this?

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    • E-money
      E-money commented
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      I don't think god intended for mankind to use printers in this fashion.

      Mankind will be punished for this.


    • Davo17
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      moonlightin wrote:

      This is awesome news! And apparently Obama provided some funds for stuff such as this?


      Always about your team, isnt it?  Mute point.


  • #3
    Something your skull never have to worry about, Davo
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    • Davo17
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      guido61 wrote:
      Something your skull never have to worry about, Davo


      Excellent choice of sentence structure.  


    • pink freud
      pink freud commented
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      Unnamed man? We all know he's Wolverine, right?

    • moonlightin
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      guido61 wrote:
      Something your skull never have to worry about, Davo

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  • #4
    Yeah, well there's no editing ability in the mobile version of this ****************ed up software, so I was stuck with the typo.
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    • Davo17
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      guido61 wrote:
      Yeah, well there's no editing ability in the mobile version of this ****************ed up software, so I was stuck with the typo.

      Thats no typo, you omitted words.  Dont you have a window to lick?


  • #5
    An omitted word can indeed be a typo and was in this case. Especially when you're dealing with a phone that tries to spell everything for you as it goes. But if it makes you feel better about yourself to think that's how I speak or construct sentences, then go for it
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    • Davo17
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      guido61 wrote:
      An omitted word can indeed be a typo and was in this case. Especially when you're dealing with a phone that tries to spell everything for you as it goes. But if it makes you feel better about yourself to think that's how I speak or construct sentences, then go for it

      Yeah, no.     Typographical error

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        (Redirected from Typo)
       
       

      typographical error (often shortened to typo) is a mistake made in the typingprocess (such as spelling)[2] of printed material. Historically, this referred to mistakes in manual type-setting (typography). The term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger,[2] but excludes errors of ignorance, such as spelling errors. Before the arrival of printing, the "copyist's mistake" or "scribal error" was the equivalent for manuscripts. Most typos involve simple duplication, omission, transposition, or substitution of a small number of characters.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typo


  • #6
    I realize you don't get many wins around this place. Apparently calling me on an omitted word and believing it was intentional is important to you. Like I said, you can have this "win" if you need it.
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    • Davo17
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      guido61 wrote:
      I realize you don't get many wins around this place. Apparently calling me on an omitted word and believing it was intentional is important to you. Like I said, you can have this "win" if you need it.

      If I ever need anything from you I will take it.


    • moonlightin
      moonlightin commented
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      guido61 wrote:
      I realize you don't get many wins around this place. Apparently calling me on an omitted word and believing it was intentional is important to you. Like I said, you can have this "win" if you need it.

      I told him the other day if that was all he had on me then I also was good.  Apparently davo is failing in the medical field and has decided to change course for internet English instructor.


  • #7
    Oops! Davo win denied! Wow. That didn't last long.
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    • #8
      That's not spelling error. That's not knowing the correct meaning of the word.
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      • yumpy
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        guido61 wrote:
        That's not spelling error. That's not knowing the correct meaning of the word.

        another country heard from. 

        it's all moot anyway. 


    • #9
      That's the most consecutive words I've seen you spell correctly in a long time, Yumpy. Congrats.
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      • yumpy
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        guido61 wrote:
        That's the most consecutive words I've seen you spell correctly in a long time, Yumpy. Congrats.

        i usually use the traditional spelling. 

        not the urban dictionary. 

         


    • #10
      Traditional spelling for which language?
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      • yumpy
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        show me my spelling mistakes. 


        guido61 wrote:
        Traditional spelling for which language?

        english of course. 

         


    • #11

      normh wrote:

      An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. Awesome!

      And upon being discharged from the hospital, immediately purchased his own 3D printer so he could protect his 2nd Amendment rights by printing hundreds of 50-round magazines.

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      • normh
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        coyote-1 wrote:

        normh wrote:

        An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. Awesome!

        And upon being discharged from the hospital, immediately purchased his own 3D printer so he could protect his 2nd Amendment rights by printing hundreds of 50-round magazines.


        I am more inclined to ignore you as a troll, but I think it is best to ignore my inclinations.

        Half of my head is held together with plastic.  At the time that my skull was fractured in Dec., 1989, I wish this technology was available.  Instead, after fabrication of the plastic parts to fill the holes, my eye was removed from what was left of my eye socket, wrapped in a surgical wrap, and set on my chest.  Then my skin was peeled from what was left of the right side of my skull to expose the bone.  The pieces were removed and a Mylar sheet was unrolled inside the skull and then the plastic was was set in place.  The skin was pulled back into place, and both glued and sewn down.  Then the remnants of my eye socket were removed, a plastic piece inserted with Mylar over that and then the membrane was laid back into place.  My eye was reinserted into the socket and the muscles sewn back together.  The next morning I threw up all over the Ophthalmologic surgeons office when he grabbed on of the surgical threads hanging out of the eye socket with the intent of realigning my eyes.

        I spent 90 days in the hospital, and it took another 18 months to regain my manual dexterity.  To this day I have numb spots in some areas of my skull and face.

        The medical use of 3d printing is only one application of that print technology, and a damned good one.  That is my interest in the technology - how to help others.

        Yet here you are, worried that the technology allows others to print weapons.  i do not have a lot that is nice to say about your concerns outside of the misplaced pride you must feel in objecting to a technology that has a huge potential to help others because you object to one potential use of the technology.

        Before you ask, my skull was fractured in a martial arts competition when I caught a 360 degree spinning heel kick to the head.  Just imagine, a firearm could not have cause that kind of damage.

        Aren't you proud of yourself?


    • #12

      nice

       

      but what with all the gromerals we have here who possess only 25%  inside the skull of what is normal, can they fix that?

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      • #13

        normh wrote:

        An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. The undisclosed patient had his head imaged by a 3D scanner before South Windsor, Conn.-based Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) gained approval from US regulators to print the bone replacement. OPM's final skull replacement was built within two weeks, and inserted in the patient's skull in an operation performed earlier this week; this cutting-edge procedure was only just revealed on Friday. OPM's 3D-printed process was granted approval by the FDA back on Feb. 18, which means the company can now provide 3D printed replacements for bones damaged by trauma or even disease. The company says this technique could benefit more than 500 U.S. citizens each month, from injured factory or construction workers to wounded soldiers.
        http://www.oxfordpm.com/news/article/2013-03-06_3d-printed_skull_implant_ready_for_operation
        http://www.technewsdaily.com/17191-3d-printed-skull-implant.html

        Awesome!


         

        That is awesome!

        This is what technology should be for!

         

        Good Deals with: Brim & hemispheres

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        • normh
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          Godsky wrote:

          That is awesome!

          This is what technology should be for!

           


          I agree.  However, there are those so worried that you could, at sometime in the future, print your own firearm that they cannot, or will not, see the greater benefit of printing a skull or a femur for someone that would otherwise die or have to lose a leg.

          I guess they would really go nuts to learn that 3d printing has been used for the last three years to print some skin replacements for burn and cancer victims.


        • GuitarNoobie
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          Godsky wrote:

          normh wrote:

          An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. The undisclosed patient had his head imaged by a 3D scanner before South Windsor, Conn.-based Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) gained approval from US regulators to print the bone replacement. OPM's final skull replacement was built within two weeks, and inserted in the patient's skull in an operation performed earlier this week; this cutting-edge procedure was only just revealed on Friday. OPM's 3D-printed process was granted approval by the FDA back on Feb. 18, which means the company can now provide 3D printed replacements for bones damaged by trauma or even disease. The company says this technique could benefit more than 500 U.S. citizens each month, from injured factory or construction workers to wounded soldiers.
          http://www.oxfordpm.com/news/article/2013-03-06_3d-printed_skull_implant_ready_for_operation
          http://www.technewsdaily.com/17191-3d-printed-skull-implant.html

          Awesome!


           

          That is awesome!

          This is what technology should be for!

           


           this ^^^


      • #14

        3d printing seems to address the more solid object type stuff like skulls, bones... but probably not anything like eyeballs.

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        • pink freud
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          moonlightin wrote:

          3d printing seems to address the more solid object type stuff like skulls, bones... but probably not anything like eyeballs.


           

          Not really. 3D printing is simply putting a chosen material in given point in space. It isn't a stretch to make that chosen material organic matter. The real trick is making it work like an organ. For eyeballs specifically I'd guess the 3D printer would print the "frame" of the eye, which would then be seeded with cloned cells that would create nerves and such. A camera-to-organic interface might be used for sight, unless we could figure out how to either manufacture of grow the cones.


        • normh
          normh commented
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          moonlightin wrote:

          3d printing seems to address the more solid object type stuff like skulls, bones... but probably not anything like eyeballs.


          My understanding, though limited, is that oganic material is being sprayed onto a latice for skin replacement.  However, this is more a conventional printing than it is 3d printing.

          There are some expeirments in reproduction of retina.  The information is very limited here.









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