GP-printed splints may be a mouse click away

TGA says it needs a regulatory plan for 3D-printed medical devices

3D printing is supposedly the future of medicine.

3D printers craft raw materials such as resin-like substances into an object by building it layer upon layer. It’s also known as additive manufacturing.

The technique is meant to make it relatively cheap to create patient-specific prostheses, hip replacements and even experimental silicon hearts.