Accession Number:

ADA359531

Title:

Laser Sintered Calcium Phosphate Bone

Descriptive Note:

Final rept 2 Jan 97-9 Dec 98

Corporate Author:

BIOMEDICAL ENTERPRISES INC SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

BioMedical Enterprises, Inc collaborated with The University of Texas at Austin UT-Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio UTHSCSA to develop methods and systems for the fabrication of complex three-dimensional porous bone structures from calcium phosphate ceramics using the rapid prototyping RP technology selective laser sintering SLS. BME has successfully implemented a pilot facility to fabricate calcium phosphate implants using anatomical data coupled with the selective laser sintering process. Fabrication of commodity and anatomical shapes has been demonstrated. Work is continuing to streamline the pilot facility to efficiently and reproducibly fabricate calcium phosphate implants with desired mechanical, physical, and dimensional properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE