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Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: micromanufacturing; hybrid manufacturing technologies; personalized healthcare; lab-on-chip platforms; drug delivery; biosensors
Additive manufacturing evolves rapidly from technology used mostly for prototypes to advanced fabrication technology increasingly used for making functional parts. Additive manufacturing is usually not the least expensive technique for mass production, but it offers a way to produce customized parts without the need to manufacture expensive masks or molds. Thus medical technology, with its need to have an individual fit for every patient—from dental implants to surgical models—is an ideal application for additive manufacturing. Therefore, development of new 3D printing technologies and other additive manufacturing methods find cutting edge application in medical care and biotechnology. This Special Issue seeks to present review articles and state of the art research papers that focus on the development of additive manufacturing techniques for a variety of medical applications ranging from tissue engineering to biofluidic platforms and personalized medical implants.
Dr. Lawrence Kulinsky
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Fused deposition modeling
Selective laser sintering
Selective laser melting
Direct laser melting