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Fabrication of bioceramic/biopolymer bone implants using selective laser sintering

Cruz, F. and Coole, Tim (2009) Fabrication of bioceramic/biopolymer bone implants using selective laser sintering. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 36 (1). ISSN 0952-8091

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the research work carried out for the rapid manufacture of hydroxyapatite (HA) based components by means of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technique, to be used for bone tissue implantation aiming to replace and/or repair bone defects due to traumatised, damaged or lost bone. SLS is a Rapid Prototyping Technology (RPT) that selectively sinters powders of engineering materials by means of a CO2 laser. HA is a bioceramic used since several years for medical applications although being mainly processed by conventional methods (cast, machined or manually produced). For this purpose CAD/CAM, RPT and medical imaging techniques were integrated and this enabled the customised production of anatomical models. This approach provides a direct method of producing HA-based prostheses

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 15:56
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 10:57
URI: http://bucks.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9809

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