Abstract

Traditional metals such as stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chrome are used in biomedical applications (implants, scaffolds, etc.) but suffer from issues such as osseointegration and compatibility with existing bone. One way to improve traditional biomaterials is to incorporate ceramics with these metals so that their mechanical properties can be similar to cortical bones. Tricalcium phosphate is such a ceramic with properties such that it can be used in the human body. This research explores the use of the Binder Jetting based additive manufacturing process to create a novel biocomposite made of cobalt chrome and tricalcium phosphate. Experiments were conducted and process parameters were varied to study their effect on the printing of this biocomposite. Layer thickness, binder saturation and drying time affected the dimensional tolerance and the density of the brown samples. This effect is important to understand so that the material can be optimized for use in specific applications.

Advisor

Kuldeep Agarwal

Committee Member

Shaheen Ahmed

Committee Member

Matthew Simones

Date of Degree

2020

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

College

Science, Engineering and Technology

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