Jacobi Medical Center rolls out 3-D printing

Doctors are using 3-D printing at Jacobi Medical Center to create prosthetic devices for the hospital's rehabilitation program. The process creates layer upon layer of strong plastic to form a custom-made

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Feb 23, 2016, 3:11 AM

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Jacobi Medical Center rolls out 3-D printing
Doctors are using 3-D printing at Jacobi Medical Center to create prosthetic devices for the hospital's rehabilitation program.
The process creates layer upon layer of strong plastic to form a custom-made construct in between 16 and 34 hours, doctors say.
Conventional creation of prosthetics can take months, according to experts. 
And 3-D printing is also cheaper, with some pieces costing as little as $35.


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