THE CHALLENGES OF 3D-PRINTING TECHNOLOGY FOR BIOMEDICAL PRODUCTS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Shahrubudin, Nurhalida (2017) THE CHALLENGES OF 3D-PRINTING TECHNOLOGY FOR BIOMEDICAL PRODUCTS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

The study focused on the challenges to use 3D-Printing technology for biomedical products in manufacturing industry. 3D-Printing technology is still a new technology in Malaysia. Most the research about 3D-Printing technology focuses on engineering scope. In addition, the research about managerial perspective of 3D-Printing technology for biomedical products in Malaysia is still in its infancy. Based on the literature survey, the performance of 3D-Printing technology is influenced by a variety of factors including selection of materials, sizes and thicknesses of tissues cell, re-education of staff, types of machine, selection of suitable binder for 3DPrinting and others. In order to address this issue, this study aimed to identify the challenges faced by 3D-Printing technology for biomedical products in manufacturing industry. This study was conducted at Materialise Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 3D-Synapsis Sdn Bhd, and IME Technology Sdn Bhd. This is because only these companies in Malaysia commercialise the 3D printed biomedical product. The research data were gained by using qualitative methods by interviewing one person from each company. This study was done to help the company to identify the challenges faced by 3D-Printing technology for biomedical products in manufacturing industry and to identify the prospect of 3D-Printing technology for biomedical products in Malaysia. Last but not least, the research also provided information and opportunity analysis for future investors or manufacturers who are interested in 3D-printing technology for biomedical products.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Te Chuan Lee
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 09:34
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 09:34
URI: http://ethesis.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/337

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