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Materials for 3D printing in medicine

Metals, polymers, ceramics, hydrogels

Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai1 and Amy Nommeots-Nomm1,2,    1University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom,    2Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Abstract

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 ...

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