Swansea University study could be life-changing

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 23rd July 2021

A study by Swansea University is aiming to use 3D printing technology to help people born without body parts, or who have suffered facial scarring due to trauma or illness. The BBC has reported that the technology will be used to build a new ear for a 10-year-old girl born with a partially formed left ear. The process will use 3D printed cartilage and will mean that scarring will be significantly reduced when compared with skin grafts, which have to date been the only option.