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Preparation and Properties of Self-Setting Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds: Effect of Pore Architecture

Advanced Engineering Materials 2023 Volume 25, Issue 9, Article 2201559

Self-setting calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffold with interconnected macropores is hard to prepare without compromising its hydration reaction. Herein, an indirect 3D printing method is using to prepare CPC scaffolds. Detailedly, polycaprolactone (PCL)-sacrificed models with different strut sizes are first printed by 3D plotting technique, and then the CPC pastes are perfused into the PCL models and then self-setting. After the removal of the PCL models, the CPC scaffolds with different pore sizes are obtained. It is showed in the results that the prepared CPC scaffolds had uniform shape and 3D interconnected macropore structure. Meanwhile, the compressive strength of CPC…

Pressure-Assisted Coating of Ceramics on 3D-Printed Polymeric Scaffolds

ACS Applied Bio Materials 2021 Volume 4, Issue 8, Pages 6462-6472

Pressure-assisted coating (PAC) is introduced to coat 3D-printed polymeric scaffolds with β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) for tissue engineering applications. The method consists of four steps: infiltration of ceramic particles into the porous structure of the polymeric scaffold, dehydration of the slurry, compaction of ceramic particles around the scaffold, and heat treatment. The optimal coating is obtained at an infiltration speed of 400 mm/min followed by complete dehydration, compaction under ca. 8 MPa pressure, and subsequent heat treatment at 65 °C. The outcome is a uniformly coated scaffold with no deformation or structural defects, as confirmed by micro-CT analysis and laser and…