Comparison of the microstructure and biocorrosion properties of additively manufactured and conventionally fabricated near β Ti-25Nb-3Zr-3Mo-2Sn alloy

Matthew S. Dargusch, Gui Wang, Damon Kent, Michael Birmingham, Jeffrey Venezuela, Jessica E. Frith, Zhentao Yu, Sen Yu, Zhiming Shi

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The microstructure and biodegradability of a near β Ti-25Nb-3Zr-3Mo-2Sn alloy produced by laser engineered net shaping have been compared to those of alloys produced via casting and cold rolling in order to identify the key effects of processing pathways on the development of microstructure and biocorrosion properties. Results confirm the significant influence of processing technique on microstructure and concomitant biocompatibility of the alloy. Tests using mesenchymal stem cells confirm the ability of the additively manufactured alloy to support cell adhesion and spreading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5844-5856
Number of pages13
JournalACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2019


  • beta titanium alloy
  • corrosion
  • mechanical properties
  • titanium low modulus

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