Production of compression and flexural test samples in 3D printer with PLA polymeric biomaterial and bone compression with appropriate properties

Fehim Findik, Saadet Öztürk, Osman İyibilgin


In this study, it is planned to design and develop a structure close to the real bone strength properties by using PLA (polylactic acid) material. 3D printers have started to take place in our daily lives with today's developing technology and are preferred because of their ease of production and low cost. It has been determined that the PLA biomaterial can be used as a bone substitute in the body. The samples produced have different filling ratios and different internal structures. In the study, the effects of changes in the internal structure on the mechanical properties were investigated. Bone geometry is considered as an important factor among the parameters affecting biomechanical properties. In order to determine the mechanical properties of PLA filament material, bending and compression samples were prepared as 3 pieces for each test. The aim of this study is to determine whether it can be used as bone in the body by measuring the mechanical properties of biocompatible PLA polymer material. In the current work, the quality of the 3d printer and the material used in production directly affects the mechanical properties. In bones in the human body, trabecular bone has 80% porosity and cortical bone 10% infill. In this study, it was tried to obtain structures with properties close to real bone strength by using test specimens with different infill rates. It has been determined from the obtained data that PLA polymer material can be developed and meet the mechanical values in bone.


3D printer, PLA, Biomaterials, Bone, Compression

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ISSN: 2303-4521

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/pen

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