Article - 3 Jul 2007
The use of bioceramics in medical applications is on the increase.
Article - 20 Jun 2006
This study aimed to characterize the nanostructures in individual calcium phosphate (CP) splats deposited by thermal spray processes.
Article - 14 Sep 2004
Calcium phosphate coatings have been used on metallic implants which by themselves behave as bioinert biomaterials. The processes are briefly overviewed and the advantages of the sol-gel process...
Article - 12 Nov 2003
A new ceramic bone graft material has been patented by Orthogem. Consisting of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate the material stimulates rapid bone growth while maintaining structural...
Article - 22 Aug 2003
The concept of designing in functionality using direct writing and rapid manufacturing techniques is discussed. Properties such as stiffness, surface toughness, thermal properties, electrical...
Article - 28 Nov 2002
Many of your questions on thermal spraying are answered here. Examples are, what is it, classifications, what materials can be thermally sprayed and what forms can they take, what is it used for, what...
Article - 13 Jun 2002
Hydroxyapatite is a hydrated calcium phosphate. As such it dehydroxylates and decomposes upon exposure to elevated temperatures.
Article - 16 May 2002
Ceramic materials have been used dentistry for many years. Their use increasing, partly due to aesthetic reasons. Some applications where ceramics are used in dentistry are fillings, crowns, veneers,...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties are given.
Article - 19 Sep 2005
Research continues worldwide on methods to improve the efficiency and integrity of hip replacement procedures. The present investigation focused on the insertion procedure of the implant into the...