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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||HandBook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)