3D-Printed Titanium Jaw

BY David Charles Ackland

THEME LEADER Peter Vee Sin Lee

SUPPORTED BY University of Melbourne, as part of the NGV Triennial – exploring the emerging intersections of art, design, science and society.

Dr David Ackland’s research focuses on simulation of human movement where he employs medical imaging and human motion experiments, using cutting edge 3D printing technology to create a working body part that will improve the quality of life of his patients. For Triennial Voices, Dr Ackland shares visual insights into his 3D-printed titanium jaw, which is revolutionising joint replacement surgery by allowing the creation of fully customised implants that can be rapidly printed and fitted to patients individual needs.

  • Podcast: Timothy Moore interviews David Ackland
Dr Ackland is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne.
Timothy Moore is director of architecture practice Sibling.