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Manufacturing of biocompatible implant component using rapid prototyping technology

Yusof, Yusri and Samson, Mohd Noor Hakim (2011) Manufacturing of biocompatible implant component using rapid prototyping technology. Advanced Materials Research, 213. pp. 25-30. ISSN 1022-6680


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The purpose of this research is to study the manufacturing of biocompatible implant component by using rapid prototyping technology, in particular of 3D printing process. The biocompatible material consist of 80% cobalt-chromium-HAP were prepared by mechanically blended with 10% maltodextrin and 10% polyvinyl alcohol as binding mechanism for 3D printing process. Test specimens were fabricated using experimental 3D printing machine followed by sintering process. The characteristic of the composites were studied using various techniques including Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM and EDS), hardness test, flexural test, porosity and density measurement. The results show that the biocompatible cobalt implant composite can be fabricated successfully using 3D printing process. Further investigation can be carried out on the samples to study the toxicity, chemical reaction and cell reaction for implant application.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biocompatible material; rapid prototyping
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 09:04
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3924
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