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A review on stereolithography and its applications in biomedical engineering

Melchels, Ferry P.W., Feijen, Jan, & Grijpma, Dirk W. (2010) A review on stereolithography and its applications in biomedical engineering. Biomaterials, 31(24), pp. 6121-6130.

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Abstract

Stereolithography is a solid freeform technique (SFF) that was introduced in the late 1980s. Although many other techniques have been developed since then, stereolithography remains one of the most powerful and versatile of all SFF techniques. It has the highest fabrication accuracy and an increasing number of materials that can be processed is becoming available. In this paper we discuss the characteristic features of the stereolithography technique and compare it to other SFF techniques. The biomedical applications of stereolithography are reviewed, as well as the biodegradable resin materials that have been developed for use with stereolithography. Finally, an overview of the application of stereolithography in preparing porous structures for tissue engineering is given.

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ID Code: 38849
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Rapid prototyping, Stereolithography, Microstructure, Tissue engineering scaffold, Three-dimensional printing
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.04.050
ISSN: 0142-9612
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2010 15:11
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:23

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