Rapid prototyping for biomedical engineering: current capabilities and Challenges

Diaz Lantada, Andres and Lafont Morgado, Pilar (2012). Rapid prototyping for biomedical engineering: current capabilities and Challenges. "Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering", v. 14 ; pp. 73-96. ISSN 1523-9829. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150112.

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Title: Rapid prototyping for biomedical engineering: current capabilities and Challenges
Author/s:
  • Diaz Lantada, Andres
  • Lafont Morgado, Pilar
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
Date: August 2012
ISSN: 1523-9829
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Rapid manufacturing, biomedical devices, tissue engineering, organ printing, biofabrication
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A new set of manufacturing technologies has emerged in the past decades to address market requirements in a customized way and to provide support for research tasks that require prototypes. These new techniques and technologies are usually referred to as rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies, and they allow prototypes to be produced in a wide range of materials with remarkable precision in a couple of hours. Although they have been rapidly incorporated into product development methodologies, they are still under development, and their applications in bioengineering are continuously evolving. Rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies can be of assistance in every stage of the development process of novel biodevices, to address various problems that can arise in the devices' interactions with biological systems and the fact that the design decisions must be tested carefully. This review focuses on the main fields of application for rapid prototyping in biomedical engineering and health sciences, as well as on the most remarkable challenges and research trends.

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Item ID: 16834
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16834/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16834
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150112
Official URL: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150112
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Feb 2014 17:10
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2015 23:56
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