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-Little, Surgical & 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 . 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 .
 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2016.10.001