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Title: Macroporous hydroxyapatite bioceramics by solid freeform fabrication: towards custom implants
Authors: Richter, PW
Thomas, ME
Van Deventer, T
Keywords: Solid freeform fabrication
Macroporous hydroxyapatite bioceramics
Bone substitute applications
Conventional ceramics features
Custom implants
Multidisciplinary sciences
Issue Date: Aug-1999
Publisher: Bureau Scientific Publications
Citation: Richter, PW, Thomas, ME and Van Deventer, T . 1999. Macroporous hydroxyapatite bioceramics by solid freeform fabrication: towards custom implants. South African Journal of Science, vol. 95(8), pp 325-326
Abstract: Solid freeform fabrication is a recent technology by which prototype devices can be manufactured layer by layer under computer control. This allows the production not only of individual devices of complex shape, but also objects with an internal structure that would be impossible to make by conventional manufacturing methods. Application of this technology to the manufacture of macro porous hydroxyapatite bio ceramics for bone substitute applications is discussed. A new design is described with features of conventional ceramics that are known to induce bone growth in vivo.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2060
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2060
ISSN: 0038-2353
Appears in Collections:Polymers and bioceramics
Manufacturing science and technology
General science, engineering & technology

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