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Printing body parts in hospital shows 3D tech’s growing reach


A sample of 3D-printed organs are seen on a 3D-printed skeleton at an event hosted by General Electric in New York. — Reuters

A sample of 3D-printed organs are seen on a 3D-printed skeleton at an event hosted by General Electric in New York. — Reuters

NEW YORK: Three-dimensional printers are letting doctors in Minnesota make simulated body parts in a hospital and a Brooklyn startup create rocket engines designed to put satellites into orbit, executives said at an event hosted by General Electric Co. 

The unusual locations for additive printing, highlighted at the first such event GE has organised, showed how quickly the technology is moving beyond plastic prototypes to everyday industrial use. 

   

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