Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128124567

Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Francis Froes Ma Qian
Paperback ISBN: 9780128124567
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 608
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Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications is an essential reference book for those involved in biomedical materials and advanced metals. Whether you are working in the area of manufacturing of titanium components for the medical/dental fields or researching the development of new devices made from titanium, this book will be invaluable. Written by well-known experts in the field, it covers a broad array of titanium uses including Implants, Instruments, devices and the manufacturing processes used to create them. Biomedical titanium materials are a critically important part of Biomaterials, especially in those cases where non-metallic biomedical materials are not suited to applications such as in the case of load-bearing implants. The special advantages of the use of titanium in these applications will be explored.

The book begins with a discussion of Titanium Alloys mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and various fabrication approaches. The next two sections review the use of titanium for implants in the medical and dental fields, including a discussion of their microstructures. This is followed by a review of the use of Titanium for medical instruments and devices. The book then concludes with a examination of Nitinol applications.

Key Features

  • Provides an understanding of the essential and broad applications of Titanium in both the medical and dental industries
  • Discusses the pathways to manufacturing titanium into critical biomedical and dental devices
  • Includes insights into further applications within the industry


Researchers and engineers in the field of advanced materials and medical and dental engineering; undergraduate and graduate students

Table of Contents

SECTION 1. Summary of Titanium Alloy mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and fabrication approaches
1a. Characteristics of Titanium for use in Medical and Dental Applications
1b. Recent developments in titanium alloy design for medical and dental applications
1c Conventional manufacturing and additive manufacturing of titanium and titanium alloys for medical and dental applications

SECTION 2. Titanium for Implants, Medical
2a Understanding Implants in Knee and Hip Replacements
2b. Influence of Surface Processing on the Biocompatability of Titanium
2c. First 3D Printed Ti hip implant
2d. Selenium Medical Anodizing Process for Ti Implants and Instruments
2e. Fonix Continence Restoration System
2f. 3D Printed Ti-6Al-4V implants – Six case studies
2g. Processing cannulated titanium bars for screws and nails in the orthopedics: a proprietary approach
2h. Microstructural Variations in Titanium Alloys for Medical Devices
2i. Biocompatible beta-Ti alloys with enhanced strength due to increased oxygen content
2j., Microstructure and lattice defects in ultra-fine grained biomedical alpha + beta and metastable beta Ti alloys
2k. Title to be decided
2l. Transition of surface modification of titanium for medical and dental use
2m 3-D Printed Ti-6Al-4V Implants
2n. Low Young's modulus titanium alloys for biomedical applications

3. SECTION 3. Titanium for Implants, Dental
To be determined
3a. Porous Titanium for Dental Implant applications
4. SECTION 4. Titanium for medical instruments and Devices.
4a. Titanium medical Instruments
4b. Titanium Wheel Chairs and Walkers

5. SECTION 5. Nitinol Applications
5a. Nitinol and its Applications in Medical/Dental Devices .
5b . Nitinol for Medical Applications
5c. Nickel–titanium alloys used in dentistry


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About the Author

Francis Froes

Francis H Froes, Ph.D. has been involved in the Titanium field with an emphasis on Powder Metallurgy (P/M) for more than 40 years. He was employed by a primary Titanium producer-Crucible Steel Company-where he was leader of the Titanium group. He was the program manager on a multi-million dollar US Air Force (USAF) contract on Titanium P/M. He then spent time at the USAF Materials Lab where he was supervisor of the Light Metals group (which included Titanium). This was followed by 17 years at the University of Idaho where he was a Director and Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He has over 800 publications, in excess of 60 patents, and has edited almost 30 books-the majority on various aspects of Titanium again with an emphasis on P/M. He gave the key-note presentation at the first TDA (ITA) Conference. In recent years he has co-sponsored four TMS Symposia on Cost Effective Titanium featuring numerous papers on P/M. He is a Fellow of ASM, is a member of the Russian Academy of Science, and was awarded the Service to Powder Metallurgy by the Metal Powder Association. Recently he has been a co-author of three comprehensive papers on the Additive Manufacturing of Titanium.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Idaho (retired), Director, Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP) (retired)

Ma Qian

Dr. Qian’s research activities have been largely focused on physical metallurgy of light alloys (Ti, Mg and Al). Since 2008 he has been leading a research team comprised of researchers from four Australian universities to focus on the development of Low Cost Powder Metallurgy Titanium Alloys, supported by the Australian Research Council through the Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals. He initiated the first international conference on Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy of Titanium (4-7 Dec 2011, Brisbane, Australia), co-sponsored by Materials Australia, Titanium Industrial Development Association (TiDA) New Zealand, Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM), The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), and Chinese Society for Metals (CSM). As the lead organiser, he organised the TMS symposium of “Novel Synthesis and Consolidation of Powder Materials” at the 142nd TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (3-7 March 2013 San Antonio, USA). He is currently on the editorial/review boards of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Powder Metallurgy, and International Journal of Powder Metallurgy (liaison committee). He is also a board member of the Asian Powder Metallurgy Association (APMA).

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia