Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication or 3-D printing, is an approach for creating complex structures and devices for medical applications from solid, powder, or liquid precursors.
Rapid prototyping of biomaterials provides a comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications.
Following a useful introduction which provides an overview of the field, chapters continue to explore rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs. The use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues is also considered in further chapters.
With its distinguished editor and international team of renowned contributors, Rapid prototyping of biomaterials is a useful technical resource for scientists and researchers in the biomaterials and tissue regeneration industry as well as in academia.
Roger Narayan, M.D. Ph.D is a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, USA. He has authored over 100 articles on biomaterials, including on rapid prototyping of biomaterials, and is Fellow of ASM International, AAAS, and AIMBE.
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