Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017

  • 1. Design, manufacturing and analysis of bio-medical parts (3d printed bone and tooth) using additive manufacturing

    Authors : Alapati Venkateswarlu, Adusumilli Adilakshmi

    Pages : 65-72

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.84.09

    Keywords : Additive Manufacturing, Biomedical Applications, Biodegradable Material, Analysis, 3D Printed Bone

    Abstract :

    Present paper reports on the advances in further developing of Additive Manufacturing technology, as well as in related post processing, necessary to address the challenges presented by biomedical applications. Additive Manufacturing has solidly established itself not only in rapid prototyping but also in industrial manufacturing. Its success is mainly determined by a possibility of manufacturing components with extremely complex shapes with minimal material waste. Rapid development of Additive Manufacturing technologies includes processes using unique new materials, which in some cases is very hard or impossible to process any other way. Along with traditional industrial applications Additive Manufacturing methods are becoming quite successful in biomedical applications, in particular in implant and special tools manufacturing. Here the capacity of Additive Manufacturing technologies in producing components with complex geometric shapes is often brought to extreme. Certain issues today are preventing the Additive Manufacturing methods taking its deserved place in medical and biomedical applications. Present paper reports on the advances in further developing of Additive Manufacturing technology, as well as in related post processing, necessary to address the challenges presented by biomedical applications. Particular examples used are from Electron Beam Melting (EBM), one of the methods from the Additive Manufacturing family. Due to advancement of technology additive manufacturing has also extended its inclination in biomedical applications. We can replace broken bone with the 3D printed bone. Recently, scientists have successfully refilled the damage that occurred to human skull by using biodegradable material. Human tissues can also be developed by the growth of living cells over the requisite.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Alapati Venkateswarlu, Adusumilli Adilakshmi, "Design, manufacturing and analysis of bio-medical parts (3d printed bone and tooth) using additive manufacturing", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=918&j_id=3831, Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017, 65-72, #ijltetorg