Suits your sir: Tailor made titanium body parts

In the seventies a TV show called the Six Million Dollar Man introduced the idea of implanting bionic parts to give people super strength. While this might have been fantasy at the time, the reality of creating extra strong body parts is now here – and making them is almost as easy as pressing ‘print’ on your computer.

We have just announced a new facility which can create bespoke body parts made out of titanium. So far, we have used it to create hip joints and skull plates. What makes titanium so special is that it is bio-compatible and muscle and bone naturally graft to it.

The potential of this technology is the creation of made-to-measure parts, not just for medical applications, but also aerospace and automotive manufacturing. The reason we’re investing in this work is that Australia is one of the richest sources of titanium ore in the world.


3 Comments on “Suits your sir: Tailor made titanium body parts”

  1. “We can rebuild him”, “We have the Technology”…but do we have the budget?
    Geez..looks like Steve Austin is gonna cost a bit more than $6million bucks. http://goo.gl/i2eKG
    1974 prices don’t get you far these days.

    Engineered in Australia, made of titanium, paid for by Iron.

    Looks as though Steve is still technologically superior to the DARPA Cheetah though ! http://goo.gl/j4Pwn….a legend on his own treadmill!

  2. galaxybureau says:

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  3. Karin says:

    Titanium parts technology should become cheaper soon thanks to the 3D printing technology. I hope everyone will be able to afford titanium parts for replacement in the body. The properties of titanium parts are just perfect!


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