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Rapid Prototyping:Principles and Applications
Rapid prototyping (RP) has revolutionized how prototypes are made and small batch manufacturing is carried out. With rapid prototyping, the strategies used to produce a part change a number ofExpand
The design of scaffolds for use in tissue engineering. Part I. Traditional factors.
The authors analyze the factors necessary to enhance the design and manufacture of scaffolds for use in tissue engineering in terms of materials, structure, and mechanical properties and review the traditional scaffold fabrication methods. Expand
Solid freeform fabrication of three-dimensional scaffolds for engineering replacement tissues and organs.
This paper identifies essential structural characteristics and the pre-requisites for fabrication techniques that can yield scaffolds that are capable of directing healthy and homogeneous tissue development and compares the advantages and limitations of the SFF techniques. Expand
Review of selective laser melting: Materials and applications
Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a particular rapid prototyping, 3D printing, or Additive Manufacturing (AM) technique designed to use high power-density laser to melt and fuse metallic powders. AExpand
3D printing and additive manufacturing : principles and applications
Additive Manufacturing Process Chain Liquid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems Solid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems Additive Manufacturing DataExpand
Rapid prototyping and tooling techniques: a review of applications for rapid investment casting
Investment casting (IC) has benefited numerous industries as an economical means for mass producing quality near net shape metal parts with high geometric complexity and acceptable tolerances. TheExpand
The design of scaffolds for use in tissue engineering. Part II. Rapid prototyping techniques.
The authors review the application and advancement of rapid prototyping (RP) techniques in the design and creation of synthetic scaffolds for use in TE and the advantages and benefits, and limitations and shortcomings of current RP techniques as well as the future direction of RP development in TE scaffold fabrication. Expand
Rapid prototyping in tissue engineering: challenges and potential.
This paper presents a comprehensive review of the fabrication methods, including conventional, mainly manual, techniques and advanced processing methods such as rapid prototyping (RP) techniques. Expand
Engineering functionally graded tissue engineering scaffolds.
The needs and characterization of functional gradients and the computer-aided systems used to ease the complexity of the scaffold design stage are reviewed, including the fabrication techniques capable of building functionally graded scaffolds (FGS) using both conventional and rapid prototyping techniques. Expand
Melt flow behaviour of poly-ε-caprolactone in fused deposition modelling
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is an extrusion based Rapid prototyping (RP) technique which can be used to fabricate tissue engineering scaffolds. The present work focuses on the study of the meltExpand