Additive Manufacturing – Applications and Sustainability

Additive Manufacturing – Applications and Sustainability

We are investigating surface finishing of 3D printed metal implants for veterinary medicine. This is collaborative research with Prof. Denis Marcellin-LittleSurgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis





Polymer 3D printing can generate physical 3D models of organs to help with training and research studies [1]. This research is performed with Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Anjali A. Roeth, ESCAM – European Surgical Center Aachen Maastricht, The Netherlands, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany.






Further studies at the Master Lab have looked into environmental impacts and perceived quality of polymer 3D printing [2].





[1] Anjali A. Roeth, Ian Garretson, Maja Beltz, Maximilian Schulze-Hagen, Sebastian Quaisser, Dirk Reith, Ulf P. Neumann, Barbara S. Linke, Entwicklung eines 3D-gedruckten Modells lo-kal fortgeschrittenerPankreaskarzinome für präklinische Studien, Viszeralmedizin NRW 2019, June 6 –7, 2019, Essen, Germany

[2] Li, Y.; Linke, B.; Voet, H.; Falk, B.; Schmitt, R.; Lam, M.: Cost, sustainability and surface roughness quality – A comprehensive analysis of products made with personal 3D printers, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Volume 16, January 2017, Pages 1–11,

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