Evaluation of titanium implant components directly fabricated through electron beam melting technology

O. Harrysson, B. Deaton, J. Bardin, H. West, O. Cansizoglu, D. Cormier, Denis J Marcellin-Little

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Abstract

Custom designed orthopedic implant components based on computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data has gained in popularity over the past years. The literature shows many instances where custom designed implants are the only option. A common problem has been to efficiently fabricate the custom designed components and rapid prototyping technologies have been used to some extent. Direct fabrication of fully dense biocompatible metals like Ti6Al4V might offer a solution. This paper will cover direct fabrication of custom designed components using electron beam melting (EBM) technology. Material properties and microstructures of thin-walled sections will be discussed and compared to traditionally machined components. Finish machining of near-net shaped parts produced with the EBM system will be discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Device Materials III - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2005
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
Volume2006
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventMaterials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2006Nov 16 2006

Other

OtherMaterials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/14/0611/16/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Harrysson, O., Deaton, B., Bardin, J., West, H., Cansizoglu, O., Cormier, D., & Marcellin-Little, D. J. (2006). Evaluation of titanium implant components directly fabricated through electron beam melting technology. In Medical Device Materials III - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2005 (Vol. 2006, pp. 15-20)