Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452751003718629
Title: Layer manufacturing of magnesium and its alloy structures for future applications
Authors: Ng, C.C.
Savalani, M.M.
Man, H.C.
Gibson, I. 
Keywords: Applications
Layer manufacturing
Magnesium
Magnesium alloy structures
Selective laser melting
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Citation: Ng, C.C., Savalani, M.M., Man, H.C., Gibson, I. (2010-03). Layer manufacturing of magnesium and its alloy structures for future applications. Virtual and Physical Prototyping 5 (1) : 13-19. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452751003718629
Abstract: This research aims to develop a rapid layer manufacturing technique to provide magnesium bone substitute for future applications in the medical fields. Selective laser melting (SLM), which is a laser based additive layer manufacturing technique and capable of producing required geometries directly from CAD data, is selected to build magnesium structures. Magnesium has several intrinsic properties including its excellent biocompat-ibility, biodegradable, bioresorbabiltity and proper mechanical properties which would make it suitable for orthopaedic applications. This paper will discuss the status quo of this material and its future implications. A miniature SLM system was built to achieve better control of the atmospheric conditions in which the magnesium would melt. The results revealed that the SLM is a promising technique to fabricate magnesium substitute for various orthopaedic applications. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Virtual and Physical Prototyping
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/60643
ISSN: 17452759
DOI: 10.1080/17452751003718629
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