Materials for 3D printing in medicine: Metals, polymers, ceramics, hydrogels

Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Amy Nommeots-Nomm

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    AM offers the capacity to engineer complex topography into materials with specific chemical, physical, and mechanical properties. In this chapter, we discuss 3D printed materials currently in clinical use and those under research and development for use in medicine, in particular implants for tissue repair and regeneration. This chapter is broadly organized into metallic, ceramic and organic (polymers and hydrogels for bioinks) biomaterials; with a further divide based on whether the material is bio-inert or biodegradable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication3D Printing in Medicine
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-100717-4
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2017
    Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • Additive manufacturing
    • 3D printing
    • biomaterials

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1


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