Ultimaker 3D Printer + Laser Microfabrication + Stem Cells = Biodegradable Hard Tissue Implants

Currently FFF-based 3D printers are used for fabricating objects, and femtosecond (ultrashort pulsed) laser induced ablation (selective material removal by instant evaporation) is employed for precise material microfabrication. What if we combine the best of both of these two worlds? Why not to use 3D printed structures as three-dimensional substrates for laser manufacturing? Widely used PLA material is biodegradable, thus manufacturing of microporous structures enables the creation of 3D custom made bioresorbable implants.
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