Samples are printed and post processed using this procedure.
The focus of this project is the development of a technical data package specific to multijet printing of biomimetic materials suitable for medical models.
Mainstream 3D printing products offer physicians a tool for producing models that look like specific human parts. Available 3D printing materials do not necessarily feel human-like, nor react to suture or surgical tools in the same way as organic tissue. Similarly, experts in ballistic testing are currently dependent on unrealistic models or expensive and difficult to source animal tissues.
Develop new biomimetic polymers for multijet printing (MJP) and related technical data packages to these requirements. Deliver standardized feedstock materials, benchmark property data, microstructure control, process window definition, and processing specifications.
This project team’s technical approach will be tailored to meet specific market requirements, following FDA and ISO guidelines for medical device development. This project establishes a baseline for biomimetic polymers that can be widely used for modeling in a range of physiological applications — from surgical rehearsals and training to ballistic testing.
Other Project Participants
- U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
- Walter Reed National Medical Center
- U.S. Department of Defense
- National Science Foundation
- U.S. Department of Energy