Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

Robocasting is a freeform fabrication method that involves the rapid prototyping of various materials for hard tissue and bone replacement. A design was completed of both a standard bone replacement material with appropriate porous and structural properties as well as a customized bone replacement for the ball and stem of a hip using multiple materials to achieve desired properties. Market assessments and available funding possibilities were evaluated to make recommendations for research at WPI's future Gateway Park and Bioengineering Institute.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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