Doctors have used 3D printing technology to replace most of a man's skull.
During the process of 3D printing, which is also known as additive manufacturing, a digital model becomes a three-dimensional, solid object
as multiple layers of material are laid down and shaped, according to UPI.
The technology could revolutionize health care.
"It is our firm belief that the combination of PEKK and Additive Manufacturing ... is a highly transformative and disruptive technology platform
that will substantially impact all sectors of the orthopedic industry," Scott DeFelice, President and CEO of Oxford Performance Materials, said in a press release.
The Daily News reported that approximately 300 to 500 patients use the implants monthly. They could potentially aid cancer patients, car accident victims and soldiers, among others.