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. 
 
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