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  and energy use during fused deposition modeling .
 Felicia F. Fashanu, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Barbara S. Linke, Review of Surface Finishing of Additively Manufactured Metal Implants, MSEC2020-8419, Proceedings of the ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2020 June 22-26, 2020, Cincinnati, OH, USA
 Roeth AA, Garretson I, Beltz M, et al. 3D-Printed Replica and Porcine Explants for Pre-Clinical Optimization of Endoscopic Tumor Treatment by Magnetic Targeting. Cancers (Basel). 2021;13(21):5496. Published 2021 Nov 1. doi:10.3390/cancers13215496
 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
 Xiange Wang, Philip Kent Velbis, Barbara Linke, Framework for User-Friendly Modeling of Energy Use in Fused Deposition Modeling, ASME MSEC 2021, MSEC2021-2015