Title TU Delft's 3D Printed Metamaterial Hip puts a Spring in the Step Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet 3D Printing Industry Media type Web Date 15/01/18 Description Metamaterials are materials engineered with properties that allow them to behave outside, or “beyond”, their nature. They come in many different forms with varying capabilities, including electric and sonic manipulation, or the way they deform under pressure, i.e. auxetic metamaterials.
At Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), a team led by Professor Amir Zadpoor has applied the concept of auxteic metamateials to create a 3D printed titanium hip implant. The “beyond nature” behaviour of the implant means that patients wearing it could experience a better fit in the lifetime of the hip replacement with less wear and tear to the bone.
Producer/Author Beau Jackson URL https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/tu-delfts-3d-printed-metamaterial-hip-puts-spring-step-127393/ Persons H.M.A. Kolken, S. Janbaz, M.A. Leeflang, Karel Lietaert, H.H. Weinans, A.A. Zadpoor