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- The design and manufacturing of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering using rapid prototyping
- Masood, Syed H.; Singh, Jatinder P.; Morsi, Yos S.
- This research paper addresses the issue of developing an efficient methodology to design and manufacture a complex scaffold structure of desired porosity required for tissue engineering applications using a novel approach based on fused deposition modelling (FDM) rapid prototyping (RP) technology. The scaffold provides a temporary biomechanical structure for cell growth and proliferation to produce the required body parts. Conventional techniques of scaffold fabrication (such as fibre bonding, solvent casting and melt moulding) generate scaffolds with unpredictable pore sizes due to their limitations in flexibility and control of pore volume and distribution. Moreover, such scaffolds have poor mechanical strength and structural stability. The paper describes an FDM pre-processor that ensures the fabrication of scaffolds of desired porosity and inter-connectivity on the FDM system.
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- Journal article
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
- International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 27, no. 3-4 (2005), pp. 415-420
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- Copyright © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005.
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