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Materials and technical innovations in 3D printing in biomedical applications

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Abstract

3D printing is a rapidly growing research area, which significantly contributes to major innovations in various fields of engineering, science, and medicine. Although the scientific advancement of 3D printing technologies has enabled the development of complex geometries, there is still an increasing demand for innovative 3D printing techniques and materials to address the challenges in building speed and accuracy, surface finish, stability, and functionality. In this review, we introduce and review the recent developments in novel materials and 3D printing techniques to address the needs of the conventional 3D printing methodologies, especially in biomedical applications, such as printing speed, cell growth feasibility, and complex shape achievement. A comparative study of these materials and technologies with respect to the 3D printing parameters will be provided for selecting a suitable application-based 3D printing methodology. Discussion of the prospects of 3D printing materials and technologies will be finally covered.

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Submitted
06 Jan 2020
Accepted
07 Mar 2020
First published
09 Mar 2020

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Materials and technical innovations in 3D printing in biomedical applications

H. Tetsuka and S. R. Shin, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TB00034E

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