Advances in the design and manufacturing of prosthetic devices have emerged at an unprecedented rate in the last few decades. The many innovative solutions, however, face limitations such as the sometimes prohibitive costs incurred during manufacturing and the need for personalised features and bespoke design. 3D printing is now commonly employed in the creation of medical devices and can provide effective solutions to both issues. The implementation of 3D printing comes with its own challenges, including selection of appropriate materials and durability of the product.
The addition of the fourth dimension, time, into 3D printing can bring significant advancements in prosthetics. This state-of-the-art technology, with the capacity to alter the characteristics of prosthetic devices over time, will add tremendous value to the field.
This Collection welcomes submissions that bring together the use and/or development of 3D and 4D printing technologies and all aspects of the design, manufacturing and improvement of new and existing prosthetic and orthopaedic solutions. This includes dental prosthetics.
Meet the Guest Editor
Abhimanyu Thakur, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dr. Abhimanyu Thakur works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, Illinois, United States. His research interests include exosome bioengineering, cancer research, biosensing, drug delivery, neurodegenerative diseases, and biomedical applications of machine learning. He has five US patents (In press/Filed)) and his research work have been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals. His research and academic endeavours have been honoured with prestigious awards or grants including UChicago CORE Grant Award, National Science Foundation Funded I-Corp at Polsky, University of Chicago, a Young Investigator Award by American Association for Cancer Research, Korean Cancer Association, Global Young Scientists Summit Award by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the Chow Yei Ching Research Award, and Outstanding Academic Performance Award by the City University of Hong Kong, and a Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (formerly GATE) Scholarship by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India.
This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles, Database Articles, and Software Articles. Review articles will be considered at the discretion of Journal’s Editor. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select [“3D Printing in Prosthetics”] from the drop-down menu.
Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.
Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.
The Collection is now open for submissions! The submission deadline is January 7th 2023.