Micro and bio-rapid prototyping using drop-on-demand 3d printing

J. Y.H. Fuh*, J. Sun, E. Q. Li, Jinlan Li, Lei Chang, G. S. Hong, Y. S. Wong, E. S. Thian

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Rapid prototyping or referred as layered manufacturing has been widely used in fabricating 3D components from CAD data. It has evolved from liquid, plastic, powder to metal-based systems in the past two decades. Recently, 3D printing using polymeric material has caught much attention in many industry applications including in micro- and bio-fabrication due to its advantage of layer manufacturing. In this chapter, drop-on-demand (DoD) printing will be specially discussed. Among those, the novel electrohydrodynamic jet printing (E-jetting) and piezo-actuated micro-dispensing methods will be described in details. Their applications to biomedical engineering - e.g., PCL scaffolding, HA bioactive multilayered coating, and cell printing - will be presented to demonstrate its potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandBook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781447146704
ISBN (Print)9781447146698
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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