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STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL 3 D PRINTED PLASTICS : IS H 2 O 2 VAPOUR SUITABLE ?

@inproceedings{Sosnowski2017STERILIZATIONOM,
  title={STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL 3 D PRINTED PLASTICS : IS H 2 O 2 VAPOUR SUITABLE ?},
  author={E. Sosnowski and J. Eng},
  year={2017}
}
3D printers that precisely fuse plastic filament are enabling the medical device manufacturing sector to produce high-quality plastic medical devices and implants. However, the low-temperature fusing process implies that post-production sterilization must also occur at a low temperature or destroy the precision of the product. This study characterizes the effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) vapour sterilization on ASTM-compliant 3D printed tensile samples of polylactic acid (PLA… Expand
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