3D printing has come a long way. It has crossed many territories and has proved that printing is not only limited to paper and ink but it can be of a great help in all the domains including medicine as well.
A group of scientists based at the Case Western Reserve University have been conducting researches in using 3D printers to help in human surgeries. The scientists are also participating in the research on tissue engineering. This research involves efforts to manufacture human tissues using the 3D printers.
"It's a fantastic tool for engineering purposes, To machine a part like this, it's a week's worth of work. We can build this overnight with the printer -- I don't know if you could even estimate how much time and money it saves us." says Ryan Klatte, a senior research engineer in the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.