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Title: Selective laser melting of magnesium for future applications in the medicine
Authors: Savalani, MM 
Ng, CC
Man, HC 
Keywords: Computer-aided engineering
Rapid manufacturing
Selective laser melting
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Proceedings - 2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010, 2010, 5695155, p. 50-54 How to cite?
Abstract: In recent years, researchers have focused on the development of degradable implants. Magnesium is considered to be a potential implant material for biodegradable orthopaedic applications because of its inherent beneficial properties including superior biocompatibility, biodegrability and proper mechanical properties. Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a laser aided layer by layer technique which enables the quick fabrication of solid metallic parts virtually of any geometry, based on a computer design. This paper focuses on the SLM of pure magnesium powders using a Nd:YAG laser under different processing conditions. The results show that magnesium parts are successfully fabricated, which indicates opportunity for magnesium orthopaedic implants to be achieved through SLM technique.
Description: 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010, Hong Kong, 13-15 December 2010
ISBN: 9780769542935
DOI: 10.1109/ICMA.2010.45
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