Description

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications. Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication, or 3D printing, can be used to create complex structures and devices for medical applications from solid, powder, or liquid precursors.

Following a useful introduction, which provides an overview of the field, the book explores rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs. Further chapters consider the use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues.

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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications
  • Chapters explore rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs
  • Examines the use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues

Readership

Academic and industry scientists working in the area of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, advanced materials, and biofabrication based tissue regeneration strategies

Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to rapid prototyping of biomaterials
    • Abstract:
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Definition of rapid prototyping (RP) systems
    • 1.3 Basic process
    • 1.4 Conventional RP systems and classification
    • 1.5 RP of biomaterials
    • 1.6 Conclusion and future trends
    • 1.7 Sources of further information and advice
  • Chapter 2: Freeform fabrication of nanobiomaterials using 3D printing
    • Abstract:
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Laser-based solid freeform fabrication (SFF) techniques
    • 2.3 Droplet-based SFF techniques
    • 2.4 Nozzle-based SFF techniques
    • 2.5 Extrusion freeforming of biomaterials scaffold
    • 2.6 Dry powder printing
    • 2.7 Conclusion
  • Chapter 3: Rapid prototyping techniques for the fabrication of biosensors
    • Abstract:
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Rapid prototyping (RP) of microfluidic systems
    • 3.3 Functionalization
    • 3.4 Biomaterials compatibility
    • 3.5 Conclusion and future trends
    • 3.6 Sources of further information and advice
  • Chapter 4: Rapid prototyping technologies for tissue regeneration
    • Abstract:
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Rapid prototyping (RP) technologies in tissue regeneration
    • 4.3 Laser-assisted techniques
    • 4.4 Extrusion-based techniques
    • 4.5 Inkjet printing (IP)
    • 4.6 Conclusion
  • Chapter 5: Rapid prototyping of complex tissues with laser assisted bioprinting (LAB)
    • Abstract:
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Rationale for using laser assisted bioprinting (LAB) in tissue engineering
    • 5.3 Terms of reference for LAB
    • 5.4 LAB parameters for cell printing
    • 5.5 High resolution and high throughput needs and li

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857097217
Print ISBN:
9780857095992
Print ISBN:
9780081013557

About the editor

Roger Narayan

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.