The potential uses and advantages of 3D printing technology are innumerable, particularly in the manufacturing sector. However, biomedicine is where 3D printing can truly make a difference. Researchers have already started on ways to create 3D printed hearts, lungs, and other internal organs and now researchers at the¬†University of Liverpool have begun¬†developing on a way to create 3D printed skin.
3D printing has definitely come some way since it was first introduced, but how about using a 3D printer for biomedical purposes instead of just churning out action figures and toys for your nephews and nieces so that you need not go to the store to purchase one for them and get all bruised up at the checkout counter as you jostle with the mad holiday crowd? Well, it seems that researchers over at the University of Liverpool in the U.K. are working on delivering individualized, natural looking 3D printed skin.