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3D Printers Help Grow New Jaws For Pups in Need

May 16, 2014

Veterinarians at the University of California-Davis are using 3D printers to replicate the skulls of dogs who need new jaws, according to this new report from CBS Sacramento. Previously, the doctors had to wait until they cut into the dog to form the titanium plate. But with UC Davis’ new 3-D printing facility, they can now print an exact replica of the dog’s skull ahead of time, allowing doctors to plan and cut down on anesthesia time in the operating room.