Human Skin, from a printer. Pieces of bone made to perfectly fit Even parts of our organs roll out of the factory The 3D printers are concurring the medical world. And Maastricht is taking the lead Today and tomorrow it is hoasting the largest medical 3D printing conference of Europe And it is impressive to see what the technology is already capable of Stefan Boomgaard knows all about this He barely survived You can see that my car was completely folded around the three Stefan was left with a large skull defect after the crash. but the hospital chose for the conventional method. An implant made from bone cement As I can see here allready by myself is that the bone cement is not fitting the defect at all its left with gabs and splits everywhere And also this, Stephans second implant did not fit well Stefan: I’m missing a large piece over here This also caused him loads of pain, and more surgery followed. Rehabilitation, recovery, in and out the hospital… for checkups and then the disappointment news of another failure Until he receives a 3D printed implant made by Xilloc in Sittard – Geleen At Xilloc we are able to reconstruct the perfect anatomy based on the mirror image and a large database While with the poor alternative of Bone Cement it remains an estimated guess with a leap of faith that it approaches the anatomy. The 3D printing industry worldwide grew into a value of 17 billion euro The medical market was 13% of this with a value of 3.8 billion euro And this is only the beginning I expect that within now five to ten years we will be able to 3D print all implants which would be possible technologically That the implant will be of a high quality both mechanically as biologically to function well in a patient This means lots of work at Xilloc Over here you see the 4 new 3D printers that Xilloc recently added in order to fulfill the market demand And in our projections we will be placing more printers toward the future. The printers are being booked quite often A next traffic victim will be better off then Stefan the first time. It could have saved me two years of my life if they would have provided me with an Xilloc product rightaway one disadvantage, not many insurance companies are reimbursing the implants at the moment.