The article offers information about easing one's machinery company into additive manufacturing (AM) through layered learning. Several critical topics being discussed include 3D-printing design aids, such as prototypes, concept models, and other visual examples that support product design and development as well as other production aids post-processing of AM parts.
RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS enterprises, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and BIOPRINTING
The article examines the best applications of 3-D printing and its implications for companies. Topics covered include how factors such as cost, materials, resolution, part size, and mechanical properties are different based on the type of 3-D printing machine used, the seven dimensions of 3-D printing, and how 3-D printing will continue to improve and expand into more applications.
Communications of the ACM. Oct2017, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p15-17. 3p. 1 Color Photograph.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, BIOPRINTING, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article discusses the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing to create body parts such as bones, cartilage and muscles. Topics include the impact of bioprinting on the speed and efficiency of product development, prototyping, and manufacturing in addition to its offering of customization, the work of Wake Forest University's Sang Jin Lee on developing an integrated tissue-organ printer, and efforts to 3D print structures that support blood flow.
TISSUE engineering, THREE-dimensional printing, BIOENGINEERING, TRANSPLANTATION of organs, tissues, etc., 3-D printers, TISSUE scaffolds, BIOMEDICAL materials, and TISSUE culture
Tissue engineering has been a promising field of research, offering hope for bridging the gap between organ shortage and transplantation needs. However, building three-dimensional (3-D) vascularized organs remains the main technological barrier to be overcome. Organ printing, which is defined as computer-aided additive biofabrication of 3-D cellular tissue constructs, has shed light on advancing this field into a new era. Organ printing takes advantage of rapid prototyping (RP) technology to print cells, biomaterials, and cell-laden biomaterials individually or in tandem, layer by layer, directly creating 3-D tissue-like structures. Here, we overview RP-based bioprinting approaches and discuss the current challenges and trends toward fabricating living organs for transplant in the near future. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]