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Introduction to 3D printing in medicine

Uday Kiran Roopavath and Deepak M. Kalaskar,    University College London, London, United Kingdom

Abstract

Three dimensional (3D) printing is the latest innovative technology that has been revolutionary in engineering, product design, and manufacturing. 3D printing allows the rapid conversion of information from digital 3D models into physical objects. In this chapter, we focus on introducing the fundamentals of 3D printing technology and its applications in medicine.

Keywords

additive manufacturing; materials in 3D printing; 3D bioprinting; miniature-tissues; drug screening

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