Three-dimensional printing of metals for biomedical applications

J. Ni, H. Ling, S. Zhang, Z. Wang, Z. Peng, C. Benyshek, R. Zan, A. K. Miri, Z. Li, X. Zhang, J. Lee, K. J. Lee, H. J. Kim, P. Tebon, T. Hoffman, M. R. Dokmeci, N. Ashammakhi, X. Li, A. Khademhosseini

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has received great attention in the past decades in both academia and industry because of its advantages such as customized fabrication, low manufacturing cost, unprecedented capability for complex geometry, and short fabrication period. 3D printing of metals with controllable structures represents a state-of-the-art technology that enables the development of metallic implants for biomedical applications. This review discusses currently existing 3D printing techniques and their applications in developing metallic medical implants and devices. Perspective about the current challenges and future directions for development of this technology is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100024
JournalMaterials Today Bio
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


  • 3D printing
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biometals
  • Clinical application
  • Medical devices


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