This work was supported by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism of the Basque Government through the S-PE12MU012 project.
Processing of Magnesium Porous Structures by Infiltration Casting for Biomedical Applications†
Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2013
© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 241–247, February 2014
How to Cite
Trinidad, J., Marco, I., Arruebarrena, G., Wendt, J., Letzig, D., Sáenz de Argandoña, E. and Goodall, R. (2014), Processing of Magnesium Porous Structures by Infiltration Casting for Biomedical Applications. Adv. Eng. Mater., 16: 241–247. doi: 10.1002/adem.201300236
- Issue online: 17 FEB 2014
- Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 24 JUN 2013
- Department of Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism of the Basque Government through the S-PE12MU012 project
Magnesium and its alloys are currently considered to be a promising metallic biomaterial. The interest in magnesium alloys arises from their biocompatibility, bioabsorbility, and especially from their mechanical properties, which are more compatible to those of human bone than the mechanical properties of other metallic biomaterials, such as stainless steel and titanium. A medical application in which magnesium is gaining interest is regenerative medicine where scaffolds are used to create tissues from cells. For its application in regenerative medicine, the scaffolds have to present a 3D open-cell structure. The main purpose of the present research is to set up the fabrication procedure necessary to manufacture porous magnesium scaffolds; for this the replication (infiltration) process has been used and adapted to process magnesium alloys, processing five different biodegradable magnesium alloys (AZ91E, WE43, ZM20, ZWM200, and ZXM200).