Polymer Skull

December 2014

Polymer SKull

In March 2013, for the first time in history, researchers replaced 75 percent of an injured patient’s skull with a precision 3D-printed polymer replacement implant. The implant, called the OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device, is made from biomedical polymer that is very similar to bone material. The 3-D printer can create little surface details on the implant that encourage cell growth and easy attachment.


Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox