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World’s First 3D-Printed Ribcage

Say Hello To The World’s First 3D-Printed Ribcage A 54-year old Spanish man who had lost his sternum and part of his rib cage due to cancer has become the first human to successfully receive a 3D-printed chest prosthetic.  The device is made from lightweight, but incredibly strong titanium, and designed & manufactured by Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma, or a type of cancerous tumor that grows (in this man’s case) around the rib cage, doctors were struggling to come up with the best way to treat or replace the diseased structures.  According to Australia’s national...