In the last couple of years we extensively reported about 3D printed in the field of medicine.
Now the innovative methods of medical technology were supplemented by a further dimension (time) and 4D printing was used treating the first patient.
The doctors used a printed implant which dissolves after a certain time. It thus fulfils the purpose of a temporary spacefiller and offers the body the chance of new tissue to settle through the implant.
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Unfortunately, the report does not show which material or which printing method was used exactly.
Nevertheless, we are very curious about other fields of application for the 4D printing method.