3D Composite Bioprinting for Fabrication of Artificial Biological Tissues

Yi Zhang, Bin Wang, Junchao Hu, Tianyuan Yin, Tao Yue, Na Liu, Yuanyuan Liu

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Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is an important technology for fabricating artificial tissue. To effectively reconstruct the multiscale structure and multi-material gradient of natural tissues and organs, 3D bioprinting has been increasingly developed into multi-process composite mode. The current 3D composite bioprinting is a combination of two or more printing processes, and oftentimes, physical field regulation that can regulate filaments or cells during or after printing may be involved. Correspondingly, both path planning strategy and process control all become more complex. Hence, the
computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system that is traditionally used in 3D printing system
is now facing challenges. Thus, the scale information that cannot be modeled in the CAD process should be considered in
the design of CAM by adding a process management module in the traditional CAD/CAM system and add more information
reflecting component gradient in the path planning strategy.


3D composite bioprinting; Biofabrication; Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing; Multiscale structure; Physical field control

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