Engineers pioneer use of 3D printer to create new bones

A 3D printer is being used to create bone-like material which researchers claim can be used to repair injuries.

The engineers say the substance can be added to damaged natural bone where it acts as a scaffold for new cells to grow.

It ultimately dissolves with no apparent ill-effects, the team adds.

The researchers say doctors should be able to use the process to custom-order replacement bone tissue in a few years time

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