Article - 19 Jun 2001
A new physical state for polymers has been developed, such that polymers have a controlled elastic modulus and refractive index gradients through them. Potential applications include gaskets and...
Article - 16 Mar 2001
The design of a prosthetic leg for an athlete is a complex one, many materials such as polypropylene, silicone, titanium and carbon fibre composites are used, while the design must take into account a...
Article - 11 Jan 2003
Titanium alloys are suited to use in both surgical tools and implants. Material properties that contribute to the suitability, alloys that are used and appplications such as bone and joint...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties given. Orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular and cosmetic applications are...
Article - 16 Sep 2003
The use of alumina and zirconia in orthopaedic implants is outlined, in particular in total hip replacements. Advantages of using ceramics are also listed. The hip replacement procedure is described...
Article - 10 Sep 2012
The Paralympic games are bigger than ever, with 4280 athletes competing across 166 teams, and much new found media attention.
Article - 29 Jan 2018
3D printing with glass can be used to make intricate 3D objects, such as optics and microfluidics, which are usually difficult to construct.
Article - 22 Jun 2017
While prosthetic devices have continued to advance throughout history, 3D printing technology has emerged as a revolutionary way to enhance this medical device by avoiding the traditional negative...
Article - 6 Aug 2013
Resin casting is a plastic casting process where liquid synthetic resin is filled in mold and allowed to harden. This process is chiefly used for small- scale production such as industrial prototypes...