A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF BIOMIMETIC AND BIOCOMPATIBLE TI-TA IMPLANTS BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Grant number: LP140100607 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

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Abstract

A large number of the Australian population suffer various types of bone issues arising from either age-related degenerative bone problems or injuries from accidents, sports and other activities. As the number of joint replacements performed in Australia increases, it is important to reduce the rate of implant failure. This project aims to address this critical issue by combining unique multi-scale structural design, alloy development, 3D printing, modelling and tissue engineering to develop bone-like biomimetic titanium implants with superior structural, mechanical and biological compatibility with bone. The outcomes aim to contribute to both healthcare and manufacturing industries, as well..

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