3D Printing in Pharmaceutical Technology – A Review

3D Printing in Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Ravikumar Tamil Ponni Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar- 608002, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
  • Mahalingam Swamivelmanickam Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar- 608002, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
  • Sivagnanam Sivakrishnan Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar- 608002, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Keywords: Three-dimensional printing, Structure, Print, Laser, Pharmaceuticals, Drugs

Abstract

Three-dimensional printing is a revolutionary technique that uses computer aided design software and programming to create three dimensional objects by placing material on a substrate. 3D printing is an additive layer manufacturing techniques, where consecutive layers of material are deposited or solidified to form a 3D structure. Medicinal substances is configured in three dimensional with computer assisted design module and transformed to a machine legible form which suggests the exterior emerge of the 3D dose form, then it sliced this surface into number of different printable coats and convey these layers to the machine. The different 3D printing techniques has been developing and developed to fabricate novel solid dosage forms, which are among the most well-known and discrete products today. The 3D printing process desires to be espoused by pharmaceutical sector and capable of exploring the marvels fetched by the approach. 3D printing can include a very new possibilities to optimized medicine. The current review is an effort of briefing various methods (Thermal Ink jet printing, Ink jet printing, Fused deposition modeling, Extrusion 3D Printing, Zip dose, Hot melt extrusion, 3D printer, Stereolithography, Selective laser sintering, Laser-Based Writing System, Continuous Layer Interface Production, Powder Based 3D Printing), advantages, limitations, applications of 3D printing in pharmaceutical technology.

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Figure 1: Thermal Ink Jet
Published
2020-03-12
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Ponni RT, Swamivelmanickam M, Sivakrishnan S. 3D Printing in Pharmaceutical Technology – A Review. ijpi [Internet]. 12Mar.2020 [cited 4Jun.2020];10(1):8-2. Available from: http://jpionline.phcog.interactivedns.com/index.php/ijpi/article/view/437