|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Metal and Polymer Matrix Composites II
||A Novel Manufacturing Approach to Fabricate Near-Net Shape Femoral Head ZrO2-toughened-Al2O3
||Bikramjit Basu, Srimanta Barui
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The design and development of synthetic scaffolds capable to mimic the composition and structure of natural bone for different anatomical sites present major processing related challenges. The additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping techniques are being attempted with some success, but the scaffold-specific binder formulation as well as optimization of the entire processing protocol are some of the major issues limiting the wider utilization of such techniques for biomedical applications. In this presentation, an attempt to fabricate and assess the biocompatibility of Ti6Al4V-based scaffolds as bone analogue will be demonstrated. A number of clinically relevant porous architecture will be presented and the formulation of some novel organometallic binder will be illustrated to show its efficacy for molecular level binding. In order to facilitate maximum surface interaction between the novel binder and water molecules, a bottom-up approach will be adopted to prepare the viscous nanogel of the binder complex.
||Planned: A print-only volume