Article - 16 Jul 2020
Researchers at Duke University in the USA have recently created a novel hydrogel-based composite material that matches the strength and durability of natural cartilage tissue. The new development...
Article - 15 Jun 2020
Recent creation of a cartilage using liquid crystal elastomers (LCE), offers potential for repairing limbs using 3D printing technology.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties are given.