Diamond Tools for the Grinding of Complex Ceramic Implant Surfaces
Until now, the complex kinematics and geometries as well as high quality requirements have prevented the use of all-ceramic prostheses for the medical treatment of knee joints. High-precision grinding and polishing processes for free-formed ceramic surfaces are essential for this purpose. Constantly changing contact conditions have to be considered to ensure a constant material removal. Within this work, appropriate tools are introduced which are able to adjust to the form variation of the component contour.
Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
B. Denkena and M. van der Meer, "Diamond Tools for the Grinding of Complex Ceramic Implant Surfaces", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 33-37, 2009