Article - 27 Jul 2004
Chemomechanical polymers are a new type of smart polymer. They are able to operate automatically without the need for any sensors, switches, pumps or power supplies. They have potential applications...
Article - 13 Jun 2002
Pyrolytic carbon is biocompatible and thromboresistant. This combined with wear resistance, durability and strength make it an ideal material for artificial heart valves. The development of the...
Article - 17 Aug 2006
Manufacturing entire objects from pure silver metal or coating them with silver is prohibitively expensive for consumer items but research has found that impregnating other materials with silver...
Article - 28 Nov 2002
An overview of bioceramics, their behaviour in the human body, the forms they can take and their functions is provided. In addition materials such as calcium phosphate materials, alumina, zirconia and...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties are given.
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 - 23 Nov 2001
Materials with grain sizes in the order of a billionth of a meter are called nanomaterials, or nanocrystalline materials, which can be used for a range of structural and non-structural applications.
Article - 17 Feb 2015
In heart valve durability testing, it was earlier impossible to achieve high-frequency testing and independent sample pressure control capabilities.
Article - 13 Mar 2017
Here's why Sierra's Laminar Flow technology was ideal for measuring gas mixing.
Article - 15 Sep 2003
Aprilia have upped the ante, building the fastest production V-twin motor bike. The RSV 1000 R boasts a more powerful engione than its predecessor, but also benefits from reduced weight through...