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Tags: 3D printer, additive manufacturing process, artificial skull, bone-like, EOS P800, medicine, OPSCD, OsteoFab, OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device, osteopathic, Oxford Performance Materials, PEKK, polyetherketoneketone, research, Scott DeFelice, skull, Skull deformity
At the beginning of March of this year, a radical surgery was performed on an American patient: 75 percent of his skull was replaced with a 3D printed implant. The company that produced the implant, Oxford Performance Materials, made the announcement though offered little detail about the patient or the procedure. The surgery was given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration in February.
The implant is called the OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD) or OsteoFab for short and is made from polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) thermoplastic through an additive manufacturing process. This material is not only biocompatible but is bone-like and will not interfere with x-ray scanning. After the patient’s skull was 3D scanned, the custom-made implant was printed using an EOS P800 laser sintering 3D printer. By generating the implant layer by layer, details can be added that promote the attachment of bone and surrounding cell growth.
Tags: NASA, history, Illinois, Missouri, space exploration, St. Louis, newspaper, Granite City, Ronald Reagan, space shuttle, Globe Democrat, President Reagan, Saint Louis, Madison, Cape Canaveral, 1971, 1986, Francis Scobee, Christa McAuliffe, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, O-ring, Dr. Alice Purdes, Sydney Shedd, Marvin Owca, William Papa, Sam Economy, Andy Economy, Challenger disaster, Michael Smith, picturephone, picture phone, 8-track tape, eight track, space shuttle challenger
I just uploaded four newspaper pages from the the day that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on take-off in January of 1986. The crew member who is most remembered is teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Also added a few odds and ends of local news. Of particular interest are tech-related stories from 1971 that feature the picturephone and bootleg 8-track tapes.
Tags: Baseball, funny, Heckler, humor, MLB, talking glove, Tony Gwynn Jr., ventriloquist, video
This two year old video of Tony Gwynn Jr. shows one way to handle a heckler with incredible humor.
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