Selective Electron Beam Melting of Cellular Titanium: Mechanical Properties



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Cellular titanium seems to be a promising material for medical implant applications due to an elastic modulus comparable with human bone and an interconnected porosity which facilitates bone ingrowth. This paper reports the mechanical properties of non-stochastic cellular Ti-6Al-4V structures fabricated by Selective Electron Beam Melting depending on different unit cell sizes and varying energy input per unit length of the electron beam.