Additive manufacturing (AM) company ProMake  and the University of Manchester have joined forces to research using graphene.
Additive manufacturing (AM) company ProMake and the University of Manchester have joined forces to research using graphene.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company ProMake International Ltd and the University of Manchester in the UK have joined forces to research using graphene to make 3D printed medical parts.

‘3D printing with graphene is a major game-changer,’ said ProMake Jason Laing, who rebuilt some of his own body using AM after a major accident. ’The 3D printing technology has not only rebuilt my own body but now as we also fuse this technology with graphene, we continue to unravel endless possibilities for medical innovation.

 While ProMake focuses on facial reconstruction surgery using 3D printing, it is now looking into using the technology with graphene for external prosthetics. According to the company, graphene provides improved strength, thermal properties and biocompatibility when added to biopolymers.   

This story uses material from ProMake, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.