Manufacture of biomaterials by a novel printing process

S. Limpanuphap, B. Derby

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    Abstract

    Tricalcium phosphate (TCP) scaffolds with controlled internal porosity were fabricated with a suspension of TCP in diacrylate cross-linking monomers using a mold prepared by ink-jet printing. Scaffolds were removed by selective dissolution of the mold. They were heat treated for removal of the acrylic binder followed by sintering. Despite a considerable linear shrinkage, scaffold porosity was retained after sintering. Composite scaffolds were fabricated from TCP in poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate using an identical gel casting route. © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1163-1166
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
    Volume13
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

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