AM OF TITANIUM BASED ALLOYS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATION
Study of additive manufacturing processing parameters, microstructures and mechanical properties of Titanium alloys for biomedical applications.
In addition to the cautious adoption of selective laser melting (SLM), in the aerospace industry, there are growing opportunities in other innovation driven sectors such as the biomedical industry.
The aim of this research is to investigate new alloys for biomedical applications. The Hub’s research includes:
- Ti64 lattice structures made by SLM for bone implant applications.
- A first of its kind tibia implant designed for patients who already have knee implants (demonstrated at the Monash Health hospital).
- Engagement with an Australian medical device manufacturer and manufacture of prototype components for bionic hearing aid devices.