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Kiwi company using 3D printers to create breasts for women after mastectomies – ‘the women have been through enough already’

Kiwi company using 3D printers to create breasts for women after mastectomies - 'the women have been through enough already'

Written by David

December 6, 2018

Kiwi company using 3D printers to create breasts for women after mastectomies – ‘the women have been through enough already’ The brains behind the breasts was inspired by his wife’s experiences with prosthetics. Source: Seven Sharp 3D printers are being used for everything these days, from chocolate to aircraft parts. Now, there’s a 3D printer creating new breasts for women who’ve undergone mastectomies in a “world-first for New Zealand”. The new prosthetics can create exact replicas of the original, unlike traditional implants. Seven Sharp reporter Gill Higgins tagged along as primary school teacher Susie Allen undressed for a photoshoot with myReflection’s Fay Cobett, the 3D printing company helping her get a new breast. Ms Cobett’s photographs are then used to form an exact 3D image of Ms Allen’s chest wall, where the prosthesis will sit, as well as a mirror image of her other breast for size and shape. […]

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