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Advances in 3D Textiles by Xiaogang Chen

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Three-dimensional fabrics as medical textiles

S. Eriksson; L. Sandsjö    University of Borås, Borås, Sweden

Abstract

The number of 3D textile applications in medicine is rapidly increasing as new technology and procedures are introduced in health care. A first estimate of current medical applications of both general and 3D textiles is presented based on the medical devices classification system established by the US Food and Drug Administration. The textile specifics for these applications are covered from a textile technique perspective where the different 3D weaving as well as knitting, braiding and non-woven techniques are described and how their properties they can contribute in medical applications. In addition, emerging opportunities ...

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