Additive manufacturing in tissue engineering has significantly advanced in acceptance and use to address complex problems. However, there are still limitations to the technologies used and potential challenges that need to be addressed by the community. In this manuscript, we describe how the field can be advanced not only through the development of new materials and techniques but also through the standardization of characterization, which in turn may impact the translation potential of the field as it matures. Furthermore, we discuss how education and outreach could be modified to ensure end-users have a better grasp on the benefits and limitations of 3D printing to aid in their career development.
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Placone, J. K., Mahadik, B., & Fisher, J. P. (2020). Addressing present pitfalls in 3D printing for tissue engineering to enhance future potential. APL Bioengineering, 4(1), 4, 010901-1-4, 010901-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5127860