X-ray diffraction was used to determine the phase composition of cakes produced from powder blends of nickel and titanium upon layer-by-layer laser sintering. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of controlled production of biologically compatible titanium nickelide phases in the bulk of multilayer specimens by varying parameters of laser treatment which offers a great potential to apply the method of selective laser sintering in medicine. Additional annealing was found to promote the completeness of formation of intermetallic phases.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics of Metals and Metallography|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2002|