silk

3D Printing Silk to Make Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Research

Silk isn’t just used to make gorgeous, expensive clothing—this biocompatible, natural protein fiber is much stronger than it looks. The protein is made of 75% biocompatible fibroin, and 3D printed silk…

Silk Fibroin-Reinforced PLA to Make 3D Printed Interlocking Nail for Fracture Healing

A diaphyseal fracture is a common break that occurs along the shaft of a long bone, like the femur, and can be treated with interlocking nails, which are inserted in…

Fixing Broken Bones With Silk: South Korean Researchers Develop and Test Biocompatible Silk 3D Printing Material

When most people think of silk, they usually think of delicate, shimmery material that’s soft to the touch. Silk, however, is anything but delicate. A strand of silk is extremely…