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Title: 3D Printing of Polycaprolactone Membrane
Authors: An, Jia
Chua, Chee Kai
Leong, Kah Fai
Yeong, Wai Yee
Keywords: 3D printing
Issue Date: 2014
Source: An, J., Chua, C. K., Leong, K. F., & Yeong, W. Y. (2014). 3D Printing of Polycaprolactone Membrane. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2014), 309-314.
Abstract: This paper presents a feasibility study of using 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) technique to fabricate polycaprolactone films and membranes. Polycaprolactone is a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer found in many medical applications. In this research, a desktop plotter is used to print polycaprolactone solution line by line. It has been demonstrated that the 3D printing process is able to print a film/membrane with anisotropic structure and pre-definable porosity. This process is different from solvent casting or electrospinning which has limited control over the structure of the film/membrane. This work offers an alternative approach for film/membrane fabrication, and the findings in this preliminary study are potentially useful for developing new medical devices.
DOI: 10.3850/978-981-09-0446-3_042
Rights: © 2014 by Research Publishing Services.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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