3D printing is a modern and widely used technology that has reached virtually all sectors of human activity, from the automotive industry to medical fields. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have considerable industrial potential and are intensively studied regarding their antibacterial capability. Using green synthesis, the nanoparticle surface can be coated with molecules that exhibit biologically significant properties. By combining 3D printing technology and antibacterial activity of AgNPs, a unique antibacterial material can be prepared. The aim of this work was to modify the printing filament with AgNPs, to prepare the antibacterial material by 3D printing and to test the antibacterial activity of the prepared material using the JIS (Japanese industrial standards) L 1902 method. Such material can be used in hospital facilities to adjust various devices to prevent nosocomial infections.Keywords: Green synthesis, 3D printing, silver nanoparticles, antibacterial capability, infectious diseases
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