Founded in 2015, FibreTuff was born out of a passion for 3D printing by Robert Joyce. The company continues to advance the FibreTuff technology in both biocompatible filaments and powders.
3D Printing FibreTuff biocompatible filaments can produce bone like skull caps for functional models used by medical centers and physicians.
3D Printing Bio fabricated parts manufactured with a FibreTuff medical grade biocompatible filaments showed collagen adhesion. The prototype symmetrical micropore structure helps to create bone like biocompatible implants.
The FibreTuff PAPC+Nylon66 has ingredients that are synergistic. The 3D Printing of PAPC biocompatible filaments will provide patient specific implants that are non resorbable with evidence based healing.
3D Printing of FibreTuff PAPC medical grade biocompatible filaments has been identified in Ultrasound images. The 3D printed PAPC could show thickness of a cranio maxillofacial bone for evidence based healing.
3D printing FibreTuff biocompatible filaments can produce bar stock for machining spine implant prototypes and surgical guides.
This 3D Printing of FibreTuff PAPC biocompatible filaments produced the cranial flap shown above, having high resolution and the necessary heating chamber to help the layering process with a nylon based composition FibreTuff.
Bone gets brittle after being removed from body. Body fluids promote better elasticity as well as impact, FibreTuff biocompatible filaments and powders are hydrophilic and reacts to moisture very similar to bone. Other 3D printing medical biomaterials like PLA will absorb and store moisture until the composition breaks down. FibreTuff biocompatible materials will absorb moisture to a point and promote less brittleness and improve impact.
These spinal spacers made with FibreTuff medical grade biocompatible filaments are seen under CT Scan with vitamin E capsule. The spacers were positioned on top of a jug of water to help resemble body fluids. The radiographic images will identify bone bridging. Bone will be brighter than the 3D printing objects made with FibreTuff.
3D printing FibreTuff has "bone like" feel and appearance with radiopacity. The printed FibreTuff biocompatible filaments were used to achieve the radiopacity seen in the CT Scan of the vertebrae. This independent study performed by 3D LifePrint evaluated and compared other materials they have used for anatomical bone models. 3D LifePrint found FibreTuff to be more bone like ( HU 400 ) than any other materials presently printed today in the medical market.
Roger Sherman's presented at Duquesne University this poster for Graduate Research Symposium. His work with Dr's Hammer, Viator and Marshall was outstanding. This use case by 3D printing FibreTuff biocompatible filaments as a hyoid bone will help professional's understand damage to the neck and simulate fractures.
Abigail Tetteh PhD student at the Implant Research Center Drexel University and Dr's MacDonald and Kurtz helped produce this poster where 3D printed bone like replicas made with FibreTuff were analyzed. The data collected indicated FibreTuff biocompatible filaments produced a cancellous structure. Awesome work performed by the team to validate FibreTuff impressive 3D printing qualities. More information coming soon.
In 2019 Marshall University professor Dr Ross Salary and his students printed FibreTuff in a FDM method to replicate bone like scaffolds and presented the poster at the Biofabrication 2019 event held in Columbus Ohio October 20-22. Dr Salary has been steadfast to analyze and find a 3D printing bone replacement with like qualities.
Communicating new ideas to customers who need 3D printing using the most advanced medical grade biocompatible composition with bone like qualities.
3D printed femur bone made with FibreTuff is evaluated by orthopedic surgeon and University Department Leader. He drills into the bone models and comments on the robust 3D printing properties including strength and ductility.
The FibreTuff® technology includes USPTO trademark, patent pending applications and patented compositions, process and parts.