Special Issue "3D Printing in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Medicine and biomedical engineering are today among the most vital applications of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM). Both doctors and patients, as well as scientists can benefit from recent advancements in this technology and its increasing availability at acceptable cost. Additive manufacturing of polymers, metals, and composites is invaluable to making customized implants, orthopedic and prosthetic supplies, pre- and mid-surgery supplies, and a number of other medical and biomedical devices, as well as training and educational models for students. Bioprinting allows the building of complex structures using living cells of various types.
However, many aspects of 3D printing in medicine and biomedical engineering remain unknown and need thorough studies in order to make progress, especially considering the whole process of making medical products—starting from obtaining patients’ data via medical imaging through data processing, design of products, selecting or often designing new materials, preparing and organizing manufacturing processes, and tuning them to obtain products fulfilling often strict requirements of strength, accuracy, surface quality, and chemical and biological reactivity. Therefore, this Special Issue is dedicated to research and review papers tackling the problems of using additive technologies for medical and biomedical engineering applications.
Possible topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 3D printing for making customized implants;
- 3D-printed orthopedic and prosthetic supplies and studies on them;
- 3D-printed pre- and mid-surgery supplies;
- 3D-printed medical devices;
- Bioprinting of tissues and organs;
- Preparing 3D printing processes for medicine—studies on the influence of process parameters on the properties of obtained products;
- New materials for 3D printing in medicine and biomedical engineering—design and studies of mechanical, chemical, and biological properties;
- Medical imaging—MRI, CT, ultrasound, optical and laser scanning, and data processing for the preparation of 3D printing processes; and
- Numerical simulation of 3D-printed structures used in medicine.
Dr. Filip Górski
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