ZYGOMATIC IMPLANTS MANUFACTURED BY SLM
Selective laser melting (SLM) is widely gaining popularity as an alternative manufacturing technique for complex and customized part. The main advantages of customized implants made by SLM process are: the precise adaptation to the region of implantation reduced surgical times and better performance over their generic counterparts. This technique has eliminated the constraints of shape, size, internal structure and mechanical properties making it possible for fabrication of implants that conform to the physical and mechanical requirements of implantation according to CT images. The purpose of this research was to improve the design and manufacturing process of customized zygomatic implants.
Key words: selective laser melting, titanium, zygomatic implant, roughness, lattice structure
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