19-Jan-2021 | Market Research Store

In a 3D printed component, the characteristics can be ranged by combining synthetic polymers and natural materials. The article published in the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials shows how blending of certain materials can help imitate the actual properties of the materials found in the bone. The researchers from Amravati University have found the mixing of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and polyamide (PA12) along with formic acid solution to form the porous structure just like those present in the bone using a 3D printer. Furthermore, the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed the stress and strength of the structure to be higher.

It can be determined that the formulations of certain components can help mimic the structure plus characteristic of bones. There are high chances that the surgical repair and replacement could rely on printing of 3D prosthetic bone parts. It has also been tested that these materials are more biocompatible than the generally used metal implants. Additionally, the daily use of prosthetics results in the wear and tear; however, the latest blend can instead help improve the load bearing and re-implantation opportunities. The blending materials are also found to possess the properties such as improving bonding and implantation with the adjacent tissues owing to its porous nature than the solid metal components.

The team is currently trying to create 3D printed bone structures with exactly similar properties in order to increases the strength, biocompatibility, and strain handling capacity for people dependent on prosthetics. The team tried emulating the properties of the blended materials with that of a type of bone found in the goat. The latest plan is to test the new invention on humans even though there would be few necessary modifications required in the specific formulation for human use.

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