Additive manufacturing for medical and biomedical applications: Advances and challenges

Andrey Koptyug, Lars Erik Rännar, Mikael Bäckström, Marie Cronskär

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Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has solidly established itself not only in rapid prototyping but also in industrial manufacturing. Its success is mainly determined by a possibility of manufacturing components with extremely complex shapes with minimal material waste. Rapid development of AM technologies includes processes using unique new materials, which in some cases is very hard or impossible to process any other way. Along with traditional industrial applications AM methods are becoming quite successful in biomedical applications, in particular in implant and special tools manufacturing. Here the capacity of AM technologies in producing components with complex geometric shapes is often brought to extreme. Certain issues today are preventing the AM methods taking its deserved place in medical and biomedical applications. Present work reports on the advances in further developing of AM technology, as well as in related post-processing, necessary to address the challenges presented by biomedical applications. Particular examples used are from Electron Beam Melting (EBM), one of the methods from the AM family.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHERMEC 2013
EditorsB. Mishra, Mihail. Ionescu, T. Chandra
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1286-1291
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038350736
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume783-786
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period2.12.136.12.13

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electron beam melting
  • Implants
  • Multi-dimensional design
  • Multi-parameter optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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