Manufacturing technology of 316L stainless steel/poly(lactic acid) composite braids and the induction of hydroxyapatite formation on the braid

Ching Wen Lou, Jin-Jia Hu*, Yueh Sheng Chen, Shih Peng Wen, Keng Chuan Lin, Jia Horng Lin

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Abstract

Many biodegradable synthetic polymers have been used as tissue-engineered scaffolds. The major problem of these polymers to be used in bone tissue engineering is their poor mechanical strength. It is well known that we can deposit hydroxyapatite, a material with strong osteoconductivity, onto a surface using electrochemical methods. These polymers, again, lack electrical conductivity so that deposition of hydroxyapatite onto these polymers is very challenging, if not impossible. Here we presented a novel scaffold for bone tissue engineering based on textile technology. First, we fabricated 316L stainless steel/poly(lactic acid) composite ply yarn by wrapping stainless steel wires and poly(lactic acid) yarn together. A 16-spindle braiding machine was then used to braid the composite yarn layer by layer into a 3-dimensional scaffold for bone tissue engineering. Furthermore, due to the electrical conductivity of 316L stainless steel wires in the composite yarn, we employed an electrochemical method to induce hydroxyapatite deposition on the braid. SEM was used to evaluate the growth of hydroxyapatite formation on the braid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Engineering Materials
Pages2669-2672
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Aug 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011 - Sanya, China
Duration: 29 Jul 201131 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume287-290
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period29/07/1131/07/11

Keywords

  • 316L stainless steel
  • Braiding machine
  • Electrochemical methods
  • Poly(lactic acid)

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