FibreTuff has produced product for FDM + SLS + bioprinting methods. FibreTuff has adhered to highly viscous type collagen. Shown here...
Additive solution with results. The company will exhibit new applications at booth E7015.
Eco friendly coatings having a bone ring of 3000 HU similar to real bone.
A plan for pre surgical assessment and a strategy for customized implantable grafts. FibreTuff has the 3D printing technology to established a path for success. The future of this roadmap will need funding assistance to achieve maximum benefit.
Dr Mike Hartman, a cranio maxillofacial surgeon at Hartman Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. has printed FibreTuff to produced anatomical bone like models for CT scans. His work confirms FibreTuff meets the standards set by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) per the November 2018 published paper. FibreTuff will be an exhibitor at RSNA in 2021
FibreTuff bio medical materials have been used for 3D printing bone like models to replace cadaver bone and provide improved customer satisfaction and value for hospitals and medical centers.
FibreTuff biocompatible compounds produce 3D Printing filament / powders with a bone like look and feel with radiopacity. The FibreTuff can be coated to have a bone ring with similar phantom appearance.
3D Printing FibreTuff has "Bone like" features with biocompatibility and do not have offensive odors when printed above 240C. FibreTuff recommends printing in the Z direction for optimization print strength.
3D printed micropores with FibreTuff medical grade filament. The pores are symmetrical and in vitro testing showed FibreTuff to be bioactive. Additional testing will be required to show bone regeneration.
Through 3D printing of scaffolds with FibreTuff biomedical materials, in vitro testing showed conductive properties for tissues and bone in growth. These tests were preformed by a Medical college in Northeast Ohio.
FibreTuff has passed USP Class VI testing performed by NAMSA for temporary implants. These FibreTuff biomedical materials are made with cellulose to produce filaments for 3D Printing in development of lower cost devices and eventually implants.
Bart van As of Ultimaker describes FibreTuff "bone like" filament for 3D printing. Robert Joyce nominated for 2021 Innovator.
Dr Hartman of OMFS used FibreTuff for 3D printing patient specific models in resident training and practice prior to larger, complex dental implant cases. The attached clip is a model surgery where he places zygomatic implants with the X-Guide dynamic navigation machine. He segmented the patient's CBCT and then printed it out of FibreTuff material. Dr Hartman is impressed with FibreTuff - It doesn't heat up and melt, produce burs like other filaments and its easy to drill and replicates real bone.
Results of a bioactive study using a 3D printed cellulose fiber advanced composite FibreTuff. Dr Sikder of Cleveland State University, College of Mechanical Engineering used simulated Body Fluids for testing Bioactivity, proliferation of cells and adhesion. SEM showed FibreTuff has bioactive properties.
When printing anatomical “bone like“ models, the performance and construction of real bone must be emulated. There is collagen fibers in real bone and are a major structural protein for forming strands providing strength. These collagen fibers are also aligned vertically to handle applied stresses. In the authors research, cellulose fibers will mimic collagen fibers and can be printed vertically in alignment to replicate real bone.
VosFox Medical located in the Netherlands, has produced hand prints using an Ultimaker 2+ and FibreTuff with impressive accuracy. Printing details coming soon. www.vosfoxmedical.com
FibreTuff medical grade filaments have exceptional strength, evidence by the knots in the 1.75mm. The FibreTuff is biocompatible, non resorbable, can be coated and has radiopacity, More details coming soon.
Static guides such as this one are designed and fabricated to aid in the placement of dental implants. The metal guide tube is proprietary per implant manufacturer and ensures a precise fit between the guide and the corresponding parts of the guided surgical kit. A medical model of the patient’s dentition was printed out of a resin material to check the accuracy of the FibreTuff material. The fit was found to be acceptable.
3D Printing / Fabrication of Bone Structures, Based on FibreTuff
Dr. Ross Salary, Division of Engineering, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 25504
3D Printing FibreTuff Medical Models Are Bone-Like & Anatomically Correct May 20, 2020 by Bridget O'Neal
FibreTuff medical grade filaments can be purchased in North Amercica and European markets for 3D printing.
nScrypt uses advanced 3D printing technology for bio printing FibreTuff biomaterials.
Delray Systems located in Rochester, MI has extensive experience with modifying STL files and 3D printing FibreTuff biomaterials for medical market. They also sell Ultimaker and BigRep printers.
Source Graphics can SLS and FDM print FibreTuff. They stock FibreTuff medical grade filament.
3D Printing services in the Netherlands
The FibreTuff® technology includes USPTO trademark, patent pending applications and patented compositions . The 3D Printing technology can provide some unique qualities and attributes for industries - medical, aerospace, automotive, building and construction, cosmetics. For more information www.woodcompositesandmolding.com