3D Printing with Biomaterials

Towards a Sustainable and Circular Economy

by Ad van Wijk, Iris van Wijk

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Book Description

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing, manufacturing a product layer by layer, offers large design freedom and faster product development cycles, as well as low startup cost of production, on-demand production and local production. In principle, any product could be made by additive manufacturing. Even food and living organic cells can be printed. We can create, design and manufacture what we want at the location we want. 3D printing will create a revolution in manufacturing, a real paradigm change.

3D printing holds the promise to manufacture with less waste and energy. We can print metals, ceramics, sand, synthetic materials such as plastics, food or living cells. However, the production of plastics is nowadays based on fossil fuels. And that's where we witness a paradigm change too. The production of these synthetic materials can be based also on biomaterials with biomass as feedstock.

A wealth of new and innovative products are emerging when we combine these two paradigm changes: 3D printing and biomaterials. Moreover, the combination of 3D printing with biomaterials holds the promise to realize a truly sustainable and circular economy.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download 3D Printing with Biomaterials ebook for free in PDF format (3.4 MB).

Table of Contents

Part 1
3D Printing
 
Part 2
Biomaterials
 
Part 3
Towards a Sustainable and Circular Economy
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
IOS Press
Published
2015
Pages
86
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781614994855
ISBN10 Digital
1614994854
PDF Size
3.4 MB
License
CC BY

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