Fabrication of PLA based foot bone model using Additive Manufacturing
are converted to 3D CAD data, which will facilitate the researches further in processing of the images. The 3D CAD data is needed to slice the required implant then it is converted to .stl file. Finally, .stl file is imported to Rapid Prototyping (RP) machines. The three-dimensional products are produced in layer-by-layer pattern by laying down the successive layers of material till the product is created. To avoid the wastage of material with conventional manufacturing method, RP is latest advanced manufacturing technology used instead of subtractive manufacturing method. One more main advantage is there is no need of tool and die, work holding devices, jigs and fixtures. Titanium is nontoxic, non-carcinogenic and generally biocompatible with human tissues and bones. Excellent corrosion resistance, high strength, stiffness, toughness, low density and biocompatibility coupled with strength make titanium and its alloys
useful in and biomaterial applications.
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Computerized Tomography data, biocompatible, Additive Manufacturing