A company called Voxel8, Somerville, Mass, has developed the new Voxel8 3D printer that will be able to print wearable electronic devices like hearing aids, according to owner Jennifer Lewis, who heads up the group of Harvard University researchers who developed the printer. The Voxel8 3D printer is making its debut this week at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

According to a recent announcement, the 3D electronics printer is the result of several years of work. While the Voxel8 3D printer reportedly can’t print something as complex as a smartphone, it can print many other electronics, as well as metal objects like car parts and jewelry. Later models of the printer are slated to print hearing aids customized to fit a particular ear, according to the company. It is the company’s hope that its Voxel8 3D printer will be used to produce hearing aids and many other personalized wearables.

For more information about the Voxel8 3D printer and its capabilities, see the article on the online edition of Wired Magazine, or the Voxel8 website.

Source: Wired Magazine and Voxel8