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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Smart multifunctional elastomeric nanocomposite materials containing graphene nanoplatelets

Pristine polyurea elastomers are usually limited by insufficient strength and lack of functionality. Smart, multifunctional and mechanically resilient nanocomposites were manufactured in this study...

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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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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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A compound Schiff base coating on biomedical magnesium alloy for enhanced corrosion resistance and biocompatibility

The rapid degradation and delayed endothelialization of magnesium (Mg) alloys are the bottlenecks that limit their application in the direction of cardiovascular stents. In the previous work, we have...

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Laser surface engineering of Ti–6Al–4V with TiO2/Al2O3 composite powder for improved wear resistance

Titanium (Ti) alloys are often the materials of choice used in light-weighting strategies in manufacturing. However, their tribological performance needs to be improved. In this work, a laser surface...

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Contributions of Ti-xTa cold spray composite interface to in-vitro cell growth

Surface charge of biomaterials is one of the most influential parameters on regulating the complex processes of cell responses in tissue engineering. This study explores the contributions of xTa (x ​= ​5;...

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Inaugural editorial

It is our privilege to start the first issue of our new Journal “Smart Materials in Manufacturing” (SMMF). Owing to their ability to transform and react over time due to a controlled response to an...

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