Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 702-706.

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Introduction to classification and application of materials used in medical three-dimensional printing


  • Received:2014-12-16 Revised:2015-01-21 Online:2015-05-05 Published:2015-04-28
  • Contact: CHEN Shi

Abstract: Applications of three-dimensional (3D) printed medical products make demands of materials, which can be divided into model materials and biocompatible materials. This article aims to introduce, classify and compare different materials used in medical 3D printing, provide examples and guidelines of choosing materials.

Key words: three-dimensional printing, model materials, biocompatible materials, medical education, surgical practice

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