A New Approach to 3D Printed Skin

The University of Liverpool has developed a different approach to 3D printed skin, which had been previously accomplished. The problem with prior techniques is the appearance: manufactured skin was entirely uniform, without the bumps, wrinkles, freckles and curiosities of actual human skin. 
 
The new approach involves scanning a subject's surviving skin to  prepare a way to texture and color the skin in a more representative manner. The technique is also able to match skin under different lighting conditions. 
 
This is, of course, a perfect application for 3D printing technology: a custom, one-time, highly personalized object is manufactured. 
 
It's so personalized it's actually part of you. 
 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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