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PEEK composite scaffold preparation for load bearing bone implants
S.S. Kumar, , R. Mehta
Published in Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Volume: 911 MSF
Pages: 77 - 82
Polyether ether ketone (PEEK), a thermoplastic polymer with remarkable mechanical properties apart from being bio-inert and approved by Food and Drug Administration- U S (FDA), is a promising bio-material at load bearing sites such as bone implants. The major challenge in PEEK associated bio composites is its process ability. Several ways have been attempted in past and finally resolved the issue by inkjet binder customized technique and Selective Laser Sintering for PEEK composite. An alternate method is presented in this work with ingenious process ability of PEEK, a polymer replacement for bone Collagen and Hydroxyapatites, the bone reinforcement prepared from egg shells. The alternate way suggested in this work is economically attractive without significant compromise in quality of the composite prepared. © 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
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JournalMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd