3D bioprinting processes : a perspective on classification and terminology
Lee, Jia Min
Sing, Swee Leong
Yeong, Wai Yee
Date of Issue2018
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
This article aims to provide further classification of cell-compatible bioprinting processes and examine the concept of 3D bioprinting within the general technology field of 3D printing. These technologies are categorized into four distinct process categories, namely material jetting, vat photopolymerization, material extrusion and free-form spatial printing. Discussion will be presented on the definition of classification with example of techniques grouped under the same category. The objective of this article is to establish a basic framework for standardization of process terminology in order to accelerate the implementation of bioprinting technologies in research and commercial landscape.
International Journal of Bioprinting
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