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The inhibition effect of etidronate on degradation behavior of Mg–Zn–Y-Nd-Zr alloy

The control of corrosion behavior of Mg alloys for biomedical applications is a research hotspot in the field of biodegradable metallic implant materials. In recent years, the employment of corrosion...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anelastic deformation of magnesium and its alloys – A review

The deformation of Mg is made up of elastic, anelastic and plastic components. Unlike the elasticity and plasticity which have been widely studied, the anelasticity has been routinely ignored in many...

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Challenges and advancements in Elastomer/CNT nanocomposites with mechanochemical treatment, reinforcement mechanisms and applications

Elastomer/carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites play a pivotal role in the evolution of flexible electronics, aerospace and automotive components, biomedical devices and smart materials. This article...

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Defect engineering in nanomaterials: Impact, challenges, and applications

Defects in nanomaterials have emerged as a pivotal aspect influencing their properties and diverse applications across numerous industries. This comprehensive review explores the intricate relationship...

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Structural, electronic, and mechanical properties of Mg–Dy intermetallic phases studied by first-principles calculations

Rare earth elements such as Dy, Gd and Y have been utilized in the fabrication of binary Mg alloys due to their beneficial effects on the formation of oxidation layers on the surface and intermetallics...

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Preparation and corrosion behavior of layered double hydroxides-graphene oxide composite coatings modified by sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate on the surface of AZ31 Mg alloy

Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are a class of two-dimensional anionic clays with adjustable structure, which have certain corrosion resistance. However, smooth growth path of LDHs nanosheets perpendicular...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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