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Abu Dhabi surgeons use 3D technology to rebuild teenager’s jaw

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Abu Dhabi:  A team of maxillofacial surgeons or head and neck specialists in an Abu Dhabi-based hospital, has rebuilt a teenager’s jaw using 3D technology after removing a tumour.

A mirrored image of the 16-year-old boy’s jaw was created, which helped the doctors transplant a bone from his hip to his face through micro-surgery, Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday.

“Our patient was in the hospital for only nine days and is now at home, enjoying life,” doctor John Devine, who led the maxillofacial team, said.

The boy’s father believes that although the experience of finding a lump on his son’s face was traumatising, he is happy with the success of the surgery.

The team has performed ten major facial and head reconstructive surgeries since January 2015, all of which have been successful.

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Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru

It will bring in a new revolution in the world of 3D printing. 

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Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru. IANS
Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru. IANS
  • Wipro introduces 3D printing unit in Bengaluru
  • It is first of its kind
  • It will bring in a new revolution in the world of 3D printing

Global software major Wipro’s three dimensional (3D) metal printing facility was unveiled by its Chairman Azim Premji in this tech hub on Wednesday.

“The 12,000 sq.ft. centre has various capabilities that include building up technology, post-processing, research, characterisation and validation facilities,” said the city-based IT major in a statement here. The company, however, did not disclose the cost of this high-tech facility.

3D printing unveiled by Wipro in Bengaluru. VOA News
3D printing unit unveiled in Bengaluru. VOA News

The software major’s 3D printing business unit, Wipro3D, has been providing services to aerospace, space, industrial, automotive, healthcare, oil and gas and heavy engineering sectors in the country.

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Wipro3D was set up in 2012 here under the Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, a hydraulic cylinder manufacturing unit of the software major. The company soon plans to take its 3D printing services across the world, said the statement, although no details were specified of its expansion plans.

“We see 3D printing as a critical component in the digital manufacturing strategy of any enterprise,” said Wipro3D’s Business Head Ajay Parikh in the statement. One of the country’s earliest 3D printed metal component in space was built by Wipro, he added. IANS

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