Abstract: Metallic implants have been used widely in a lot of orthopaedic applications. Titanium, Ceramics, medical grade titanium and other metal alloys are been used a lot in orthopaedic implants. The disadvantages of metal implants however are corrosion and the release of ions, so there is need for finding new acetabular cup materials like polymer composites. This work is part of the manufacturing and processing of carbon fibre powder/HDPE composite and the study of its mechanical properties. Mechanical properties are estimated by ASTM standard methods. Results are represented according to evaluation of composite performance mechanically and show the best choice of composite parts in order to improve future use in acetabular cups.

Keywords: HDPE Polymer, Injection moulding process, Orthopaedic implants, Mechanical Properties.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.8842

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