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Additively manufactured titanium alloys and effect of hydroxyapatite coating for biomedical applications: a review


Anene, Franklin and Jaafar, Che Nor Aiza and Zainol, Ismail and Mohamed Ariff, Azmah Hanim and Mohd Tahir, Suraya (2020) Additively manufactured titanium alloys and effect of hydroxyapatite coating for biomedical applications: a review. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Design and Applications, 234 (11). 1450 - 1461. ISSN 0146-44207; ESSN: 2041-3076


Metallic implants are extensively used to treat a spectrum of orthopaedic related disorders. Among the metals, titanium and its alloys are considered most excellent and indispensable material for the production of orthopaedic implants regarding their sterling mechanical properties and exceptional biocompatibility. Recently, rapid progress in developing non-toxic titanium-based alloys with modulus similar to that of human bone has inspired researchers globally. Thus, many studies have focused on titanium alloys, their heat treatment processes and several processing technologies. Additive manufacturing has been designed to enhance their mechanical properties tailored towards biomedical applications. Inarguably, the need to further improve on the implant’s biocompatibility with bodily environment for optimum service life is of great importance. Hence, hydroxyapatite coating provides an improvement as demonstrated by in vitro as well as in vivo studies. The present article critically reviews, based on recent scientific literatures, the progress made thus far in the development of titanium-based alloys, additive manufacturing processes and their heat and surface treatments tailored towards biomedical applications.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1464420720942560
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Keywords: Additive manufacturing; Titanium alloys; Heat treatment; Hydroxyapatite; Biomedical applications
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 08:20
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 08:20
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/87765
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