This discussion will present the challenges associated with printed radiopaque and radiolucent biomaterials for devices and implants. Further, the author will identify difficulties in printing these biomaterials in both FDM and SLS methods. A research paper, published in November 2022, will be referenced for generating additional research in FDM printing to help lower costs in healthcare services.
The biomaterials for printing devices and implantables in the Healthcare sciences have not been challenge in both cost and effectiveness for healing. The research being presented will help identify a biomaterial where areas of improvement can be realized with data to suggest there can be options.
- Upon completion the participant will understand printing of biomaterials has challenges to effect the outcome and costs. The research data being presented will include synthetic polymers and natural fibers.
- The participant will be able to explore an alternative biomaterial for printing in hospitals where the benefit's such as costs, ease of use will be identified.
- Upon completion there will be a list of advantages to investigate printed synthetic polymers with natural fibers with Fused Deposition Modeling FDM.