|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Titanium and Titanium Based Alloys
||Development of Bio-compatible Beta Ti Alloy Powders for Additive Manufacturing of for Application in Patient-specific Orthopaedic Implants
||Eugne Ivanov, Eduardo del-Rio
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Metal alloys based on titanium, zirconium, tantalum and niobium represent higher biocompatibility with appropriate mechanical properties for avoiding stress-shielding and consecutive implant loosening. Application of specifically designed spherical β-titanium alloy powders in additive manufacturing, such as selective laser melting (SLM) or electron beam melting (EBM), enable the production of components with a high degree in freedom of design. Accordingly, SLM or EBM of Ti/Nb(/Ta) alloys offer the possibility to fabricate patient-specific orthopaedic implants. The present paper gives an overview on the development of bio-compatible β-titanium alloys especially designed for application in 3D metal printing. The additively manufactured 3D structures are mechanically tested.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume