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3D Printing and Performance Study of Porous Artificial Bone Based on HA-ZrO2-PVA Composites

Materials 2023 Volume 16, Issue 3, Article 1107

An ideal artificial bone implant should have similar mechanical properties and biocompatibility to natural bone, as well as an internal structure that facilitates stomatal penetration. In this work, 3D printing was used to fabricate and investigate artificial bone composites based on HA-ZrO2-PVA. The composites were proportionally configured using zirconia (ZrO2), hydroxyapatite (HA) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), where the ZrO2 played a toughening role and PVA solution served as a binder. In order to obtain the optimal 3D printing process parameters for the composites, a theoretical model of the extrusion process of the composites was first established, followed by the optimization…

3D Bio-Plotted Tricalcium Phosphate/Zirconia Composite Scaffolds to Heal Large Size Bone Defects

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2017 Vol. 14, No. 2, pages 125-136

β-TCP-Zirconia scaffolds with different architectures were fabricated by means of 3D-Bioplotting in order to enhance the mechanical and in-vitro ability of the scaffold to heal large size bone defects. In the present study scaffold architecture with different strand orientations (0o-90o, 0o-45o-135o-180o, 0o-108o-216o and 0o-72o-144o-36o-108o) were fabricated, characterized and evaluated for mechanical strength and cell proliferation ability. β-TCP powder (25µm) and PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) was acquired from Fisher Scientific, India. Zirconia (18 to 32 µm) was procured from Lobachemie, India. In brief 7.5%, PVA in distilled water was used as a binder and was mixed with 10 grams of (70/30) TCP-Zirconia…

Advanced composites for hard-tissue engineering based on PCL/organic–inorganic hybrid fillers: From the design of 2D substrates to 3D rapid prototyped scaffolds

Polymer Composites 2013 Volume 34, Issue 9, Pages 1413–1417

The bioactivity of sol–gel synthesized poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/TiO2 or poly(ε-caprolactone)/ZrO2 particles was already known. In designing innovative 2D composite substrates for hard-tissue engineering, the possibility to embed PCL/TiO2 or PCL/ZrO2 hybrid fillers into a PCL matrix was previously proposed. In the present study, the potential of 3D fiber-deposition technique to design morphologically controlled scaffolds consisting of PCL reinforced with PCL/TiO2 or PCL/ZrO2 hybrid fillers was demonstrated. Finite element analysis was initially carried out on 2D substrates to find a correlation between the previously obtained results from the small punch test and the Young’s modulus of the materials, whilst mechanical and biological…