Additive manufacturing of biologically-inspired materials.

  title={Additive manufacturing of biologically-inspired materials.},
  author={Andr{\'e} R. Studart},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={45 2},
  • A. Studart
  • Published 18 January 2016
  • Materials Science
  • Chemical Society reviews
Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies offer an attractive pathway towards the fabrication of functional materials featuring complex heterogeneous architectures inspired by biological systems. In this paper, recent research on the use of AM approaches to program the local chemical composition, structure and properties of biologically-inspired materials is reviewed. A variety of structural motifs found in biological composites have been successfully emulated in synthetic systems using inkjet… 

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