Severe plastic deformation-nanocoating for processing of biomaterials: A model for small-scale industry

Harrison Shagwira, F. M. Mwema*, E. T. Akinlabi

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In this article, a model for processing of materials for implants applications in developing countries of Africa and the rest of the world is presented. The model consists of two processing methods, namely severe plastic deformation and thin film deposition technology. The severe plastic deformation (equal channel angular pressing, ECAP) is utilized in processing the bulk materials into ultra-fine structures whereas the thin film method (sputtering process in this case) was used to modify the surface of the ultra-fined grained material for biocompatible enhancement. The model illustrated can be adopted by African biomedical engineers to develop implants for Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1237
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Early online date18 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization - Indore, India
Duration: 15 Dec 202017 Dec 2020

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