FibreTuff biomaterials 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 by nScrypt. The 3D printing of the pores are symmetrical and consistent. This FibreTuff biomaterial technology will promote bio printing platform for cell and tissue in growth.
FibreTuff has passed USP Class VI testing performed by NAMSA for temporary implants. These FibreTuff biomaterial compounds are made with cellulose to produce filaments for 3D Printing in development of lower cost devices and eventually implants. Benefits in using FibreTuff utilize standard medical sterilization methods - Autoclave and Gamma.
Through 3D printing of scaffolds with FibreTuff biomaterials, in vitro testing showed conductive properties for tissues and bone in growth. These tests were preformed by a Medical college in Northeast Ohio.
Dr Mike Hartman, a cranio maxillofacial surgeon at Hartman Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. has printed FibreTuff filament and 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
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.
Recent study of 3D printed scaffold made with FibreTuff filament shows Bioactivity, proliferation of cells and adhesion. Additional work being completed at the University targeting commercial applications.
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.
VosFox Medical located in the Netherlands, has produced hand prints using an Ultimaker 2+ and FibreTuff with impressive accuracy. Printing 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