3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES – AN OVERVIEWAbstract
3D printing is an emerging technological advancement that could be applied in several medical fields, the educational arena, and preoperative planning. 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, is significant as it is cost-effective compared to traditional cadaveric models. The purpose of writing the current review on 3D printing techniques was to compile the recent literature with a special focus on the methods, principles, and fabrication mechanisms to generate 3D printed models. The novel technology is reliable and appropriate for analyzing congenital heart diseases, but 3D printing has limitations and potential bias about subjectivity in the modernization of treatment for congestive heart diseases. 3D models can serve as a summary of diagnosis and a reliable tool for the choice of disease treatment. Albeit, high-resolution 3D printing methods are still in the initial stage of development with limitations, they demonstrate a huge potential to manufacture multi-functional materials. The present review briefly explains the applications, limitations, and regulatory challenges to be overcome in the fabrication of 3D printed models.
Shaik Arifa Begum * and Kongara Aryani
Department of Pharmaceutics, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
28 January 2021
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