Additive manufacturing of composite structures for the restoration of bone tissue

M. A. Geven, D. W. Grijpma*

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Abstract

Bone defects of critical size are still challenging to repair and significant effort has been put into the development of composite structures fabricated by additive manufacturing (AM) as bone restoring materials. The controlled and fully interconnected porosity is one of the features that makesAM especially attractive for the reconstruction of bone defects. However, developments over the past years have yielded additional valuable findings on the optimization of additive manufactured composites for their application in bone restoration. In this review we discuss differentAMtechniques that can be applied for composite fabrication.Wedemonstrate the important parameters for composites processing and aim to illustrate how AM has facilitated the development of improved structures for bone repair.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024003
JournalMultifunctional Materials
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Bone regeneration
  • Composites
  • Implants

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