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Porous Metal for Medical Applications

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Greg M. Jung
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Filtration
Greg M. Jung   6/29/2013 9:18:47 PM
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Great article about the filtration properties of porous metals.  In addition to being effective filters I also get the impression that this technology is cost-effective.

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Cabe Atwell   6/27/2013 11:02:01 PM
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 I wonder if instead of using porous metals that something such as cement or ceramics could be substituted on a much larger scale using 3D printing. This would not only make it cost effective for medical professionals but also help reduce the over mining of rare-earth metals. 

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Charles Murray   6/20/2013 9:02:01 PM
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 It's amazing to see how many prosthetic knees and hips fail, tool_maker. A family friend had to have her artificial hip replaced due to surface chemicals leaching into the bloodstream.

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Implants
Tool_maker   6/20/2013 4:44:52 PM
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  Can these materials be used for implants and/or replacements? I was not aware of the dangers of infection in joint replacements until my brother had to have both knees redone due to infection. Could porous metals allow for blood flow thereby allowing your own bodies defense mechanisms help ward off infection. Also will the surrounding tissues be able to adhere.

Charles Murray
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High strength
Charles Murray   6/19/2013 6:55:45 PM
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Thomas, you mention that porous metals can be made with a wide variety of metalurgical properties. How strong can they be made, in terms of flexure and elastic properties? Are there some high-strength applications?

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Re:Porous Metal for Medical Applications
Ann R. Thryft   6/19/2013 1:31:18 PM
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I second that--thanks, Thomas. And I think AnandY has a good point about inspiration from nature.

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Elizabeth M   6/19/2013 9:08:35 AM
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Thank you for this informative article on a topic I didn't know much about, Thomas. As someone who did not do so well in chemistry and physics at school, it's fascinating to ponder materials science and learn about all the forms a different metal can take and those various uses.

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Re:Porous Metal for Medical Applications
AnandY   6/19/2013 6:10:40 AM
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@Thomas, thanks for the psot. I think inspiration for porous metal have come from nature. Nature's porous materials like bone, coral which are lightweight and strong.

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