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 - 20 Aug 2001
Properties such as low density, good strength at elevated temperatures, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance have seen titanium used extensively in industries such as aerospace, process...
Article - 1 Aug 2005
In medical technology, the quality and documentation standards are superior to those implemented in other branches of industry. Manufacturers of medical products have to ensure a uniformly high...
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This novel family of materials is quite new and hence applications are relatively limited. This article describes a number of potential applications for auxetic materials including biomedical,...
Article - 4 Mar 2002
The excellent properties possessed by titanium make it a highly useful material. Applications in aerospace (e.g. engines and structures)and industrial applications are covered, as are emerging...
Article - 26 Sep 2012
Medical implants can also be used for cosmetic purposes such as breast implants. The main focus for this article is on surgical metal implants and their application.
Article - 27 Jul 2004
Coatings such as titanium nitride on biomedical implants can improve their performance. Whilst the substrate my be biocompatible, the coating may help to improve wear resistance and lubricity. This...
Article - 8 Jan 2007
Wear resistance makes ceramics suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics.
Article - 19 Mar 2003
Stereolithography has been used successfully to assist surgeons with ear implants. The process is described as is how it saves them time and expense.