3D Printing

Bath Uni team creates antimicrobial 3D printed materials

The Engineer
April 28, 2023
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Engineers at Bath University claim to have created a new kind of ferroelectric composite material with antimicrobial properties using a novel multi-material 3D-printing process.

The technique holds promise for creating infection-fighting materials that could be used as medical implants, the researchers believe.

Working with colleagues at Ulster University, the team at Bath published its research in Advanced Materials Technologies. It highlights how the use of electrically responsive ferroelectric materials gives the implants infection-fighting properties, making them ideal for biomedical applications such as heart valves, stents and bone implants, reducing infection risk for patients.

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