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Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128181362

Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare

1st Edition

A Practical Perspective

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Author: Godfrey Onwubolu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128181362
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 425
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Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare: A Practical Perspective offers practitioners the "practical know-how" to enable the use of different technologies involved in additively joining materials to form tangible parts based on computer-aided design (CAD) models for both healthcare and biomedical engineering applications. Additive Manufacturing is a completely disruptive technology that is growing exponentially in medicine and dentistry. Written for practitioners in the healthcare sector who are not familiar with this new technology, this book provides an easy-to-understand workflow that covers, for example, how to move from segmentation to 3D reconstruction and even 3D printed parts of human anatomy.

Key Features

  • Offers readers an in-depth look into the practical workflows that show "how" additive manufacturing is applied to satisfy end-use requirements
  • Includes more than 300 step-by-step figures across healthcare and biomedical engineering
  • Explores how additive manufacturing can be applied across the healthcare sector (medicine, digital dentistry, orthotics and prosthetics), also exploring key barriers to implementation


Professionals, graduate students, and researchers in biomedical engineering; manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Additive Manufacturing Technologies

SECTION I: Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare
3. Additive Manufacturing in Medicine: Image Processing
4. Additive Manufacturing in Medicine: Surgical Design
5. Additive Manufacturing in Digital Dentistry
6. Additive Manufacturing in VSP
7. Additive Manufacturing in Orthotics and Prosthetics
8. Tissue Engineering Related Applications in Additive Manufacturing
9. Barriers to AM Implementation in Healthcare
10. Computational Simulation in Healthcare Design for Additive Manufacturing
11. CAD-to-Part Measurements and Tools
12. Value and Value-Capture from Case Studies


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About the Author

Godfrey Onwubolu

Godfrey Onwubolu holds a BEng degree (University of Benin), a MSc degree in mechanical engineering (Aston University) and a PhD in computer-aided design (Aston University). His industrial experience is in manufacturing engineering in West Midlands, England. He was a consultant to a centre of innovation for enabling small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector. Godfrey works mainly in three areas: computer-aided design (CAD), additive manufacturing, and inductive modelling. He has published two textbooks on CAD: One is heavily used in many North American universities and colleges, and the other is listed by London’s Imperial College Press as one of the top-10 bestsellers. Godfrey currently works in the area of additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, where he continues to investigate the functionality of additive manufactured parts based on machine input parameters, in order to make users understand the characteristics of additive manufacturing technologies.He is internationally recognized for his work in inductive modelling, especially in Europe, where he gives public lectures and examines doctoral theses on the subject in universities. He is currently the lead researcher at Sheridan College in applying this technology to the joint Sheridan-Nexflow project for studying the behaviours of Nexflow air products based on their operational parameters. Godfrey has authored more than 130 papers in international journals/conference proceedings and at least eight textbooks. For several years, he has been serving on the International Program Committee for the Inductive Modeling Conference in Europe. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering and Production Planning & Control. He continues to use his expertise in the domains of computer-aided design, additive manufacturing, and inductive modelling to impart knowledge to students as an engineering and technology educator, and to advance productivity in the manufacturing industry sector in Canada and beyond.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering and Additive Manufacturing, Sheridan Institute of Technology, Brampton, Canada

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