|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications
||Mechanical and Corrosion Property Profile of Biodegradable, Open-porous Scaffolds Made of Sintered Magnesium Short Fibers
||Gabor Szakacs, Frank Witte
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Open-porous magnesium scaffolds were investigated for load-bearing application. These type of materials are having unique potential for orthopedic and dental applications. They could be used to replace and regenerate the damaged bones or to provide structural support for healing bone defects. These type of implants are mainly exposed to continuous and cyclic comprehensive stress in biological environments. The aim of the study is to determine the mechanical and corrosion property profile of Mg scaffolds under and simulated physiological conditions. These particular open-porous structures were manufactured by using the crucible melt extraction process and sintering of the produced magnesium fibers (lengths 4-8 mm, diameter 100Ám to 250Ám). This method provides an open-porous structure with a porosity level of 75 %. The structural and surface characterization of the test results were determined by 3 dimensional light microscopy, scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume