A 3D printed vertebrae made with FibreTuff had been investigated by IRC at Drexel University. The investigation showed the relationship between printing fiber alignment and strength.
FibreTuff likes heat. The filament will require desiccant drying for 8-10 hrs before printing. The filament can also be annealed to increase strength and flexibility at 225F / 107C up to 2 hr. For further optimization print the filament in a heated enclosure.
3D printing FibreTuff to make spinal space having 200 HU for radiopacity with an ability to show bone bridging. Vitamin E tablet between spinal spacers.
3D Printing FibreTuff to produce "functional" bone like anatomical models - laser cutting, sawing and excellent screw retention.
FibreTuff biocompatible materials have bone like qualities including a 3D printing micropore structure, and textured surface for medical models.
3D Printing circuits or sensors like capacitive touch can be possible on 3D printed FibreTuff parts.
FibreTuff has biocompatible material solutions in 3 printing methods. It is the first company to offer biocompatible compounds in both filaments and powders.
The FibreTuff filament will produce prints that are anisotropic, stronger in the Z direction versus X and Y. 3D Printing FibreTuff can produce bone like qualities
This calcaneus bone was 3D Printed using FibreTuff. FibreTuff is hydrophilic and can absorb fluids to increase flexibility and impact.
3D printing a customizable microporous scaffold with FibreTuff for a conductive bio printing substrate and dispense antibiotic.
Recent work at University identifies 3D printed scaffold made with FibreTuff to have bioactive properties. Limited filament available for sale.
3D printing scaffolds made with FibreTuff has been in vitro tested by Northeast College of Ohio Medicine showing osteo conductive results.
Bart van As of Ultimaker in Europe discusses FibreTuff for 3D printing bone like anatomical models. Robert Joyce nominated as Innovator of 2021
3D Printing a FibreTuff medical grade filament using an Ultimaker S5 printer at the RAPID conference in Detroit May 2019. The part printed utilized a nozzle temp of 245c with 80c heated bed temperature. The FibreTuff I will be offered in the Ultimaker Materials Alliance in the Fall 2019
nScrypt Bioprinting FibreTuff with collagen for medical prototypes
3D Printing process using the FDM method for producing a anatomical calcaneus bone model made with FibreTuff. A 235c nozzle temperature @ 100 c bed temperature. Fan off when printing at a 44 mm/sec print speed