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A Review of Biocompatible Metal Injection Moulding Process Parameters for Biomedical Applications

M. F. F. A., Hamidi and W. S., Wan Harun and M., Samykano and S. A., Che Ghani and Z., Ghazalli and F., Ahmad and A. B., Sulong (2017) A Review of Biocompatible Metal Injection Moulding Process Parameters for Biomedical Applications. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 78. pp. 1263-1276. ISSN 0928-4931

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Abstract

Biocompatible metals have been revolutionizing the biomedical field, predominantly in human implant applications, where these metals widely used as a substitute to or as function restoration of degenerated tissues or organs. Powder metallurgy techniques, in specific the metal injection moulding (MIM) process, have been employed for the fabrication of controlled porous structures used for dental and orthopaedic surgical implants. The porous metal implant allows bony tissue ingrowth on the implant surface, thereby enhancing fixation and recovery. This paper elaborates a systematic classification of various biocompatible metals from the aspect of MIM process as used in medical industries. In this study, three biocompatible metals are reviewed-stainless steels, cobalt alloys, and titanium alloys. The applications of MIM technology in biomedicine focusing primarily on the MIM process setting parameters discussed thoroughly. This paper should be of value to investigators who are interested in state of the art of metal powder metallurgy, particularly the MIM technology for biocompatible metal implant design and development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed in Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metal injection moulding; Biocompatible metals; Biomedical; Sintering; Powder metallurgy
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 04:06
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 07:05
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18105
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