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Title: Post-3D printing modification for improved biomedical applications
Authors: Zhang, Yi
Keywords: 3D Printing
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Zhang, Y. (2017). Post-3D printing modification for improved biomedical applications. International Journal of Bioprinting, 3(2), 93-99. doi:10.18063/IJB.2017.02.001
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Bioprinting
Abstract: 3D printing is a technology well-suited for biomedical applications due to its ability to create highly complex and arbitrary structures from personalized designs with a fast turnaround. However, due to a limited selection of 3D-printable materials, the biofunctionality of many 3D-printed components has not been paid enough attention. In this perspective, we point out that post-3D printing modification is the solution that could close the gap between 3D printing technology and desired biomedical functions. We identify architectural reconfiguration and surface functionalization as the two main post-3D printing modification processes and discuss potential techniques for post-3D printing modification to achieve desired biofunctionality.
DOI: 10.18063/IJB.2017.02.001
Rights: © 2017 Yi Zhang. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Fulltext Permission: open
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