3D printing of Biomaterials
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is most commonly used technique to fabricate scaffolds and devices for tissue engineering. The main aim of 3D printing is to provide patient-specific designs, high structural complexity and rapid on-demand fabrication at a low-cost. 3D printing techniques also require different materials like Thermoplastics; they are used for extrusion and commonly used in the 3D printing process. The two dominant thermoplastics are Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polylactid Acid (PLA). ABS is a fossil-based plastic and PLA a bio-based plastic.
- Track 1-1 Patent specific design
- Track 2-2 Fabrication
- Track 3-3 Thermoplastics
- Track 4-4 Fossil-based plastic
- Track 5-5 Bio-based plastic