Tiny Strikes & 3D Implants Indies – WIRed #116

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It’s time for Episode 116 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a tiny A-Frame House, a 3D-printed vertebra implant, from Microsoft to Nintendo to indie games, and the art of striking in pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and professional wrestling. Continue reading “Tiny Strikes & 3D Implants Indies – WIRed #116”

Boy Receives the 1st 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant

3D-printed vertebra implant
Peking University Third Hospital

Over here at The PractitioNERD, there have been stories already covered that discussed the contributions the 3D printing has given in the advancement of science and medicine. Now, 3D-printed implants have just completed one of their biggest real-world tests to date. Peking University Third Hospital has successfully implanted the first 3D-printed vertebra in a 12-year-old boy who was suffering from spinal cord cancer. What makes this story great is that should everything go smoothly down the road for this young boy, this surgery will be proof that 3D-printed bones are useful virtually anywhere in the body, and, (in certain circumstances) might even save your life. That is pretty FREAKIN’ SWEET!! Continue reading “Boy Receives the 1st 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant”

Hallway/Home of 3D Skulls Tomb Raids Wrestling Guerrillas – WIRed #39

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This week’s 16-bit wibbly-wobbly-timey-whimey episode of wired, a hallway becomes a focal point of a house, you too can patch your skull with a 3D printer, a Tomb Raider fan film, and Happy Decade Anniversary to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla!   Continue reading “Hallway/Home of 3D Skulls Tomb Raids Wrestling Guerrillas – WIRed #39”

Get 75% of Your Skull Back w/ 3D-Printed Prosthetic!

With the rise of the utilization of 3D printing, we have gone from printing out figurines and animation projects for our own personal amusement to fabricating items to improve the quality of life of those with health afflictions  I mentioned on the site before about a patient receiving a new jaw via a 3D printout and the first synthetic organ transplant with a 3D scan and stem cells, but this one is SOMETHING ELSE.  A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that a man in the United States (his name being withheld) underwent a transplant procedure to have 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed plastic prosthetic.  That’s correct; THREE-FOURTHS of a MAN’S SKULL was REPLACED! **head explodes**   Continue reading “Get 75% of Your Skull Back w/ 3D-Printed Prosthetic!”