Metallic Foam Bone - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012895, 9780081012901

Metallic Foam Bone

1st Edition

Processing, Modification and Characterization and Properties

Editors: Cuie Wen
eBook ISBN: 9780081012901
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012895
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 14th November 2016
Page Count: 260
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Metallic Foam Bone: Processing, Modification and Characterization and Properties examines the use of porous metals as novel bone replacement materials. With a strong focus on materials science and clinical applications, the book also examines the modification of metals to ensure their biocompatibility and efficacy in vivo.

Initial chapters discuss processing and production methods of metals for tissue engineering and biomedical applications that are followed by topics on practical applications in orthopedics and dentistry. Finally, the book addresses the surface science of metallic foam and how it can be tailored for medical applications.

This book is a valuable resource for materials scientists, biomedical engineers, and clinicians with an interest in innovative biomaterials for orthopedic and bone restoration.

Key Features

  • Introduces biomaterials researchers to a promising, rapidly developing technology for replacing hard tissue
  • Increases familiarity with a range of technologies, enabling materials scientists and engineers to improve the material properties of porous metals
  • Explores the clinical applications of metal foams in orthopedics and dentistry


Biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, orthopaedic and dental clinicians

Table of Contents

  • Related titles
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • 1. Metallic scaffolds manufactured by selective laser melting for biomedical applications
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Advanced manufacturing techniques for tissue engineering scaffolds and implants
    • 1.3. Future research directions
    • 1.4. Conclusions
  • 2. Production methods and characterization of porous Mg and Mg alloys for biomedical applications
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Production methods for porous Mg and some of its alloys
    • 2.3. Discussion
    • 2.4. Challenges and directions of future research
  • 3. Metal scaffolds processed by electron beam melting for biomedical applications
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Electron beam melting used in biomedical manufacturing
    • 3.3. Achievements in the design and fabrication of biocompatible scaffolds
    • 3.4. Metallurgy and mechanical properties of electron beam melting-manufactured parts
    • 3.5. Overview of challenges and future research directions
  • 4. Titanium foam for bone tissue engineering
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Materials
    • 4.3. Mechanical properties of titanium foams
    • 4.4. Biological properties of titanium foam
    • 4.5. Applications of titanium foam in orthopedics
    • 4.6. Future trends
  • 5. Titanium foam scaffolds for dental applications
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Dental implants and materials
    • 5.3. Properties and characteristics of titanium foam scaffolds
    • 5.4. Osseointegration in titanium foam scaffolds
    • 5.5. Dental implants with porous titanium coating
    • 5.6. Dental applications of titanium scaffolds: advancement and challenges
    • 5.7. Conclusion and future trends
  • 6. Chemical surface modification of a titanium scaffold
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. Methods of chemical and heat treatments
    • 6.3. Properties of titanium scaffolds subjected to chemical and heat treatments
    • 6.4. Clinical application of titanium scaffolds subjected to chemical and heat treatments
    • 6.5. Future trends
  • 7. Nanotopography and surface chemistry of TiO2–ZrO2–ZrTiO4 nanotubular surfaces and the influence on their bioactivity and cell responses
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Experiment
    • 7.3. Results and discussion
    • 7.4. Conclusions
  • 8. Antibacterial design for metal implants
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Implant-associated bacterial infections
    • 8.3. Research and development of antibacterial metals for medical applications
    • 8.4. Future prospects
  • 9. The bioactivity and bone cell attachment of nanotubular layers anodized in aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes
    • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.2. Experimental
    • 9.3. Results and discussion
    • 9.4. Conclusions
  • Index


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About the Editor

Cuie Wen

Cuie has published over 280 peer reviewed original publications in total and these publications have been cited for over 2000 times with an h index 20. She has also delivered over 170 keynote, invited and oral presentations at national and international conferences.

Her research interests include metallic biomaterials, surface coating/modification of metals and alloys, development of porous metallic biomaterials (Ti, Mg, and their alloys and composites), porous metals for light weight structures (Ti, Al, Mg and their alloys), batteries, nanolaminates and nanostructured metals, alloys and composites with physical and mechanical properties.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surface Engineering, School of Engineering, Industrial Research Institute Swinburne, Australia

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