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 researchers say doctors should be able to use the process to custom-order replacement bone tissue in a few years time.
  • Their breakthrough came when they discovered a way to double the strength of the main ceramic powder – calcium phosphate – by adding silica and zinc oxide.