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- Processing and mechanical properties of autogenous titanium implant materials
- Wen, C. E.; Yamada, Y.; Shimojima, K.; Chino, Y.; Asahina, T.; Mabuchi, M.
- Pure titanium and some of its alloys are currently considered as the most attractive metallic materials for biomedical applications due to their excellent mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. It has been demonstrated that titanium and titanium alloys are well accepted by human tissues as compared to other metals such as SUS316L stainless steel and Co–Cr–Mo type alloy. In the present study, highly porous titanium foams with porosities 80% are produced by using a novel powder metallurgical process, which includes the adding of the selected spacers into the starting powders. The optimal process parameters are investigated. The porous titanium foams are characterized by using optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The distribution of the pore size is measured by quantitative image analyses. The mechanical properties are investigated by compressive tests. This open-cellular titanium foams, with the pore size of 200–500 m are expected to be a very promising biomaterial candidates for bone implants because its porous structure permits the ingrowths of new-bone tissues and the transport of body fluids.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Vol. 13, no. 4 (Apr 2002), pp. 397-401
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0903 Biomedical Engineering; 0912 Materials Engineering
- Implant materials; Mechanical properties; Porous metals; Titanium; Titanium alloys; Titanium foams
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
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- Copyright © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publisher.
- Peer reviewed