Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

  • Jan-Michaél Hirsch
  • Anders Palmquist
  • Lars-Erik RännarEmail author
  • Florian M. Thieringer


This chapter discusses recent applications and findings in additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, applied in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The reader will get an introduction to the basics of AM technology followed by oral and maxillofacial applications like printing of anatomical models and the design and manufacturing of customised implants. Recent research on the biological response of some AM metal alloys is also discussed at the end of the chapter.


Additive manufacturing 3D modelling Anatomical models Biological response 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan-Michaél Hirsch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anders Palmquist
    • 3
  • Lars-Erik Rännar
    • 4
    Email author
  • Florian M. Thieringer
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical FacultyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Plastic Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Department of Biomaterials, Sahlgrenska AcademyUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.Sports Tech Research CentreMid Sweden UniversityÖstersundSweden
  5. 5.Clinic for Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery and 3D Print LabUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  6. 6.Medical Additive Manufacturing Research Group, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hightech Research CenterUniversity of BaselAllschwilSwitzerland

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