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Electrospinning and additive manufacturing: converging technologies

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Abstract

A well-engineered scaffold for regenerative medicine, which is suitable to be translated from the bench to the bedside, combines inspired design, technical innovation and precise craftsmanship. Electrospinning and additive manufacturing are separate approaches to manufacturing scaffolds for a variety of tissue engineering applications. A need to accurately control the spatial distribution of pores within scaffolds has recently resulted in combining the two processing methods, to overcome shortfalls in each technology. This review describes where electrospinning and additive manufacturing are used together to generate new porous structures for biological applications.

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The article was received on 09 May 2012, accepted on 09 Sep 2012 and first published on 22 Oct 2012


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2BM00039C
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 171-185
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    Electrospinning and additive manufacturing: converging technologies

    P. D. Dalton, C. Vaquette, B. L. Farrugia, T. R. Dargaville, T. D. Brown and D. W. Hutmacher, Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 171
    DOI: 10.1039/C2BM00039C

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