If you're the sort of person who thinks that three dimensional printed skulls, aside from being a boon to medicine, are simply fucking excellent, then, solipsistically speaking, you're also a reader of this blog. So:
A MAN has had 75 per cent of his skull replaced with a custom-made 3D-printed implant.
The un-named patient in the United States had his head imaged by a 3D scanner before the plastic prosthetic was crafted to suit his features.
Right now, body part printing is limited to prosaic stuff about saving lives, but just wait till the body mod crowd get their hands on it and begin to apply principles of improvement. Scales. Horns. Spines. Carapaces. Full exoskeletons. This could go mainstream in the same way that tattooing did twenty or so years ago (and why was that, by the way?). Soon the streets will be full of crawling, hopping things going to their jobs in call centres, where the signs on the wall forbid mandibles longer than six inches.