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Various manufacturing methods and ideal properties of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

The precision in the design and manufacturing of scaffolds with ideal properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, mechanical and surface characteristics is very crucial for applications in...

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Biodegradable metallic suture anchors: A review

Suture anchors are widely used for attaching soft tissue to bone due to their ease of insertion, fixation strength, and small size. The past few decades have seen great advances in the materials and...

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High entropy alloy coatings for biomedical applications: A review

Metallic biomaterials are widely used as short and long-term implantable devices by virtue of their outstanding mechanical properties, such as high load-bearing capacity and fatigue resistance. Due...

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Biodegradable PLA-ZnO nanocomposite biomaterials with antibacterial properties, tissue engineering viability, and enhanced biocompatibility

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a well-known biomaterial on account of its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofillers may endow PLA with advantageous antibacterial and tissue regenerative...

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Advancements in polymer (Nano)composites for phase change material-based thermal storage: A focus on thermoplastic matrices and ceramic/carbon fillers

This article explores (i) the potential of polymer (nano)composites as alternatives to conventional metals in the manufacture of heat exchangers and (ii) the application of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)...

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Feasibility, challenges and future prospects of biodegradable zinc alloys as orthopedic internal fixation implants

Compared to biodegradable Mg-based and Fe-based alloys, Zn-based alloys offer distinct advantages as orthopedic internal fixation implants due to their tunable mechanical strength, moderate corrosion...

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Self-assembly meets additive manufacturing: Bridging the gap between nanoscale arrangement of matter and macroscale fabrication

New methods are emerging to combine the self-assembly of matter and additive manufacturing, so that new devices and constructs can simultaneously harness the unique molecular and nanostructural features...

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Enhancing corrosion and wear resistance of Nickel–aluminum bronze through laser-cladded amorphous-crystalline composite coating

In this study, laser-cladding technology was used to create Cu-based amorphous–crystalline composite coatings on the surface of Nickel-aluminum bronze (NAB), and the microstructure, mechanical properties,...

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Smart self-healing coatings on biomedical magnesium alloys: A review

With promising mechanical property and biodegradability, magnesium (Mg) alloys are considered as the potential candidates in biomedical application. Rapid degradation of Mg alloys compromises the mechanical...

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Surface modification of additively manufactured metallic biomaterials with active antipathogenic properties

Bacterial infection is one of the most common complications following the implantation of biomaterials and can lead to aseptic loosening, prosthesis failure, and even morbidity or mortality. Some physicochemical...

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Broadening the microstructure regime of Al2O3–ZrO2 hypereutectic ceramic fabricated via laser powder bed fusion

The microstructure and mechanical property regime of laser powder bed fusion fabricated Al2O3–ZrO2 hypereutectic ceramic samples were thoroughly investigated by tailoring the printing parameters. The...

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Multiprocess additive manufacturing via fused deposition modeling, chemical deposition, and electroplating with tough interfacial adhesion

Multiprocess additive manufacturing (MPAM) unlocks new materials and design spaces where multimaterial components consisting of polymers, metals, and ceramics can be produced as one consolidated part....

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Effect of layer height, print speed and cell geometry on mechanical properties of marble PLA based 3D printed parts

Material extrusion (MEx) related technologies are widely common and popular in the industry due to their ability to handle wide variety of polymeric materials, user friendly printing process, and lower...

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Fabrication of calcium carbonate coating on magnesium-neodymium alloy for mitigation of corrosion in simulated concrete pore solution

Coating is frequently regarded as one of the most important ways to improve the corrosion behavior of magnesium alloys, and this study proposes a simple strategy for corrosion protection of Mg alloys...

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Novel approach to the 3D printing of biphasic calcium phosphate/molybdenum disulfide composite reinforced with polyamide12

In practical terms, the successful treatment of critical-sized bone defects remains a formidable obstacle. Among various options for bone regeneration, a customized 3D composite scaffold is widely acknowledged...

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Biodegradable Zn–Cu–Li alloys with ultrahigh strength, ductility, antibacterial ability, cytocompatibility, and suitable degradation rate for potential bone-implant applications

Zinc (Zn) and its alloys have promising potential application in biodegradable bone implants, attributable to their moderate degradation rate and biological safety in the human body. Nevertheless, the...

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Highly stretchable strain sensors based on gold thin film reinforced with carbon nanofibers

Flexible piezoresistive sensors are often fabricated by depositing a conductive layer such as platinum, gold, graphene thin films, or conductive nanoparticles onto an elastic substrate. However, due...

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Thermally-activated locomotion of a bilayer polymer actuator

The development of smart actuators based on renewable or biocompatible materials, which are able for delivery of specific cargo is of great importance in robotics, medical and material science engineering,...

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Peculiar microstructural evolution and hardness variation depending on laser powder bed fusion-manufacturing condition in Ti–6Al–2Sn–4Zr–6Mo

This study aims to comprehensively analyze the phase and microstructure evolution and related hardness variations of the Ti–6Al–2Sn–4Zr–6Mo wt.% (Ti6246) alloy produced by laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)...

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Corrosion resistance of in situ steam LDH coating on AZ31 and AM30 Alloys: Influence of NaOH and Al–Mn phase

In situ formation mechanism of steam Mg–Al layered double hydroxide (Mg–Al–CO3-LDH) coatings on AZ31 and AM30 alloys was compared in presence of NaOH aqueous solution. The microstructure and elemental...

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Optimized structure design of asymmetrical Mg alloy cerebrovascular stent with high flexibility

In the treatment of cerebral artery stenosis via stent intervention, it is required that the stent can pass through the tortuous blood vessel with high curvature to reach the lesion position smoothly,...

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Influence of surface topographic morphologies and nanoparticle incorporation on surface properties of pure Ti implants for oral applications

One common problem in using titanium (Ti) dental implants is peri-implantitis. To prevent peri-implantitis on Ti implants in an oral environment, we introduced novel topographic microstructures onto...

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Mechanical and corrosion properties of Mg–MgO and Mg–Al2O3 composites fabricated by equal channel angular extrusion method

Equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) has shown great potential for the consolidation of powdered materials. In the present article, the mechanical and corrosion properties of Mg–MgO and Mg–Al2O3 composites...

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Removing hazardous additives from elastomer manufacturing

Elastomers known as rubber are ubiquitous in industrial applications, but they often contain chronic additives, such as zinc oxide, tetramethylthiuram monosulfide (denoted TMTM), and copper dimethyldithiocarbamate...

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Biodegradation mechanisms of pure Mg in presence of glucose, vitamin C, and citric acid

The physiological environment of the human body is an extremely complex system, containing not only inorganic ions but also organic molecules; thus it is necessary to understand the influences of the...

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