Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine

  • Paulo Bártolo
  • Bopaya Bidanda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Salil Desai, Bopaya Bidanda, Paulo Bártolo
    Pages 1-14
  3. Fred J. Davis, Geoffrey R. Mitchell
    Pages 27-48
  4. Jordan S. Miller, Jennifer L. West
    Pages 49-65
  5. Darice Y. Wong, Elly E. Liao, J. C. Leveque, Hunter Brumblay, Chia-Ying Lin, Frank LaMarca et al.
    Pages 67-78
  6. Liang Hao, Russell Harris
    Pages 79-107
  7. B. Vandenbroucke, J. -P. Kruth
    Pages 109-124
  8. Ming C. Leu, Parthiban Delli, Mary P. Walker
    Pages 125-155
  9. I. Gibson, S. P. Chow, K. W. Lam, W. W. Lu, A. H. W. Ngan, W. Y. Yip et al.
    Pages 157-190
  10. B. Ravi, Manish Agarwal
    Pages 191-207
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-216

About this book


Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine

Bio-materials and prototyping (both virtual and physical) are becoming more and more prevalent in medicine. These materials and technologies are used to design, develop, and manufacture medical devices and instruments, and to fabricate drug dosage forms. These processes are also increasingly being used by surgeons to plan complex operations, especially in the craniofacial and maxillofacial areas. Further, prototyping shows promise in the area of tissue engineering through the use of biomaterials including the direct manufacture of biologically active implants. Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine focuses on bio-materials and prototyping applications in medical environments. The applications that are discussed integrate bio-materials, CAD, and physical prototyping techniques.

Drawing upon the collective knowledge of renowned experts, Paulo Bártolo and Bopaya Bidanda have assembled a wide ranging treatise on biomaterials and prototyping applications in medicine that includes:

  • Summary of state-of-the-art research in prototyping of bio-materials for medical applications;
  • The issues involved with using solid freeform fabrication/rapid prototyping/layered manufacturing that is becoming very important in the biomaterials area;
  • In-depth discussion on the emergence of computer aided design in the development of prosthetic devices.

Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine is a must have for researchers, professionals, engineers and academics seeking a comprehensive overview of this important subject and examples of medical applications using rapid prototyping, including tissue engineering, dental applications, and bone replacement.


Layer Polyurethan architecture biomaterial bone computer-aided design (CAD) implant manufacturing medical devices medicine polymer rapid prototyping tissue tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulo Bártolo
    • 1
  • Bopaya Bidanda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of Leiria School of Technology and ManagementLeiriaPortugal 2411-901
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghPennsylvania 15261

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