Embracing additive manufacturing technology through fused filament fabrication for antimicrobial with enhanced formulated materials

Waleed Ahmed, Sidra Siraj, Ali H. Al-Marzouqi

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Abstract

Antimicrobial materials produced by 3D Printing technology are very beneficial, especially for biomedical applications. Antimicrobial surfaces specifically with enhanced antibacterial property have been prepared using several quaternary salt-based agents, such as quaternary ammonium salts and metallic nanoparticles (NPs), such as copper and zinc, which are incorporated into a polymeric matrix mainly through copolymerization grafting and ionic exchange. This review compared different materials for their effectiveness in providing antimicrobial properties on surfaces. This study will help researchers choose the most suitable method of developing antimicrobial surfaces with the highest efficiency, which can be applied to develop products compatible with 3D Printing Technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1523
JournalPolymers
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2021

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Composite material
  • Fused filament fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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