Bioceramic Scaffolds Manufacturing by Laser 3D Printing


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In this work, a hydroxyapatite (HA) bioceramic and a silica binder were used as the raw materials for manufacturing bioceramic bone scaffold after sintering by a laser beam in a home-made 3D Printing (3DP) machine. Results indicate that the bending strength of the scaffold can be improved after heat-treatment. While simultaneously increasing surface roughness conducive to osteoprogenitor cell adhesion. The processing parameters of a 90 mm/s laser scanning speed, 12 W of laser energy and 10 kHz of scanning frequency were used to fabricate a porous scaffold model, which possesses suitable biocompatibility and mechanical properties, allowing adhesion and proliferation of bone cells. Therefore, this process has great potential for manufacturing bone scaffolds.



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Fangping Zhang




F. H. Liu et al., "Bioceramic Scaffolds Manufacturing by Laser 3D Printing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 628, pp. 64-67, 2014

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September 2014




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