Biocomposites

Authored by: Huinan Liu , Grace E. Park , Thomas J. Webster

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120025755

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Abstract

For biocomposites to be successful, advanced manufacturing techniques must be exploited to take full advantage of their potentially tailorable properties. This entry focuses on three main areas: the requirements of biocomposites for bone tissue-engineering applications; natural tissues as composites to emulate in synthetic biocomposites stressing their mechanical properties; and various manufacturing techniques that can be used to control desirable biocomposite properties, including examples of the design and fabrication of three-dimensional composite scaffolds for tissue-engineering applications.

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