Furkan Akif Aladag

Furkan Akif Aladag

Visiting student (Yıldız Technical University, Turkey)

Sustainable bone like 3D printed structures based on the use of eggshells as Ca source

 

Supervisor: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

This project aims to synthesize hydroxyapatite by using egg shells as the calcium source. After receiving the hydroxyapatite and with the addition of a polymer, the composite will be used on a 3D printer as a biomaterial ink solution to print bone-like structures in desired shapes. The usage of eggshells can result in a notable decrease in the final product’s price and in a sustainable approach.