Manufacturability and mechanical testing considerations of metallic scaffolds fabricated using selective laser melting: a review

  • Swee Leong Sing | sing0011@e.ntu.edu.sg SIMTech-NTU Joint Laboratory (3DAdditive Manufacturing), NanyangTechnological University; SingaporeCentre for 3D Printing, School ofMechanical & Aerospace Engineering,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3980-6605
  • Yixin Miao Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Florencia Edith Wiria SIMTech-NTU Joint Laboratory (3D Additive Manufacturing), Nanyang Technological University; Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore.
  • Wai Yee Yeong SIMTech-NTU Joint Laboratory (3DAdditive Manufacturing), NanyangTechnological University; SingaporeCentre for 3D Printing, School ofMechanical & Aerospace Engineering,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Abstract

Selective laser melting (SLM) allows the direct fabrication of metal functional parts with complex shapes from digital models. In particular, metallic scaffolds with lattice structures and controlled porosity for orthopedic applications have recently gained interest, exploiting SLM manufacturing technique. In this review, the current developments in SLM for metallic scaffolds fabrication has been highlighted. The paper focuses on the manufacturability of metallic scaffolds by SLM and their mechanical properties. This paper will serve as a guidance for implementing SLM for manufacturing medical devices.

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2016-05-30
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Keywords:
Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, Rapid prototyping, Selective laser melting, Scaffolds
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Sing, S. L., Miao, Y., Wiria, F. E., & Yeong, W. Y. (2016). Manufacturability and mechanical testing considerations of metallic scaffolds fabricated using selective laser melting: a review. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/bse.2016.11