EXPERIMENTAL METHODS APPLIED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN SKELETAL IMPLANTS IN CZECH REPUBLIC

  • David Valerian
  • Lubomir Pousek
  • Peter Bogdanov
Keywords: rapid prototyping, skeletal implants, mechanical testing, CAD modelling

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The contribution deals with application of the experimental methods and progressive technologies applied for the development of skeletal implants in Laboratory of Biomechanics of Man at the Czech Technical University in Prague. The final product created in the laboratory can be 3D model made by the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology from ABS plastic material together with analysis by means of the finite element method (FEM). There is the experimental equipment necessary for the mechanical testing of materials and components of implants. Laboratory has the straight connection to the Czech producers of implants so the research results are applied in industry.
Published
2008-11-11