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A Review on Significant Role of Additive Manufacturing in Biomedical Applications

Advanced Materials & Sustainable Manufacturing. 2024, 1(1), 10002;
Tanusree Bera *   
Laboratory for Advanced Research in Polymeric Materials (LARPM), School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals, Centre Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar 751024, India
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Received: 29 Nov 2023    Accepted: 08 Jan 2024    Published: 17 Jan 2024   


The rapid development of manufacturing sector has created a platform for implementing novel technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM). AM or 3D printing, has generated a lot of interests in biomedical applications during the last decade with a variety of novel printed polymeric materials. 3D printing fabricates 3D object with layer-by-layer processing through computer-controlled programming software. It has innumerable applications including electronics, aerospace engineering, automobile industry, architecture and medical sectors. One of the most demanding sectors of 3D printing is biomedical engineering applications such as medicines, drug delivery system, surgical instruments, orthopedics, scaffolds, implants etc. The clinical ramifications of AM-made healthcare goods are being catalyzed by recent developments in biomaterials. This review paper aims to explain the concept of 3D printing and its significance in developing polymeric materials for biomedical applications. An inclusive survey has been conducted on the various techniques involved in printing the biomedical devices. The proper selection of polymeric materials is important for biomedical applications, especially from 3D printing point of view and this vital parameter has been considered in this review paper. According to our findings, more breakthroughs in biomaterials, are required for the success and expansion of AM technology in the biomedical applications.
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