Erlangen-Berlin collaboration on 3D printing of bioactive glass-ceramics: DFG project kick-off meeting (remote)

The kick-off meeting of our new DFG funded project “Additive Manufacturing of Bone Substitutes from Bioactive Glasses” took place online on 13th October 2020. This project is a joint research effort with the group of Dr. Ralf Mueller, Head of Division 5.6 “Glass”, at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) (BAM) in Berlin, and focuses on the development of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for the development of 3D bone replacement materials and scaffolds from novel compositions of (silicate) bioactive glasses. The project will investigate the effect of AM processing variables on the microstructure and properties of the new materials with focus on both the crystallisation-sintering interaction and on the macroscopic properties of the produced 3D structures, including mechanical properties, degradation behaviour, bioactivity and cellular response. In the photo Dr. Ralf Müller (BAM, Berlin), Dr. Carsten Blaess (BAM, Berlin), Dr. Malte Hartmann (FAU), and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini.

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