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Center is currently fabricating customized cranial implants for injured soldiers, with titanium implants customized for a specific patient’s cranial profile and injury. In the third paper, Andrew Christensen (Medical Modeling Inc.) discusses medical applications of additive manufacturing.

The final paper by Hod Lipson (Cornell University) describes the challenges involved in designing parts for additive manufacturing, including the need for advanced design techniques and tools that can tailor not only the shape of additively manufactured objects but also their composition and functionality. He discusses some of the application frontiers of additive manufacturing, including biological, culinary, and mechatronics applications.

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