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Vivien J. Challis, Anthony P. Roberts, Joseph F. Grotowski, Lai-Chang Zhang and Timothy B. Sercombe Prototypes for Bone Implant Scaffolds Designed via Topology Optimization and Manufactured by Solid Freeform Fabrication Advanced Engineering Materials 12

Version of Record online: 13 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201000154

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Topology optimization is used to obtain designs for bone implant scaffolds that are manufactured with selective laser melting (see image). The measured Young's modulus of the scaffold prototypes provides excellent agreement with finite element calculations, confirming the viability of this route to scaffold design and fabrication.

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