Table 2: Advantages and disadvantages of the most common 3D printing techniques used to produce arterial biomodels.

Methods Advantages Disadvantages
SLA Simple manufacturing process;
Fast and good resolution.
Expensive equipment and materials;
Only photopolymers.
FDM Easy to use;
Good mechanical properties;
Materials limited to thermoplastics;
Low resolution.
MultiJet Fast and scalable;
Smooth surface finish;
High resolution.
Poor mechanical properties;
Inkjet Low cost;
Easy to use;
Reasonably fast.
Low resolution;
Low mechanical properties;
Expensive replacement ink cartridges.