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Scientific Publication Citing Dragonfly

Modelling and characterization of a porosity graded lattice structure for additively manufactured biomaterials

Mathieu Dumas (1), Patrick Therriault (1), Vladimir Brailovsky (1)
Materials & Design, 121, May 2017: 383-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.02.021


Porous material, Biomaterial, Additive manufacturing, Diamond-type unit cell, Finite element analysis


A novel approach has been proposed for the design of porosity-graded lattice structures suitable for bone replacement applications. A MATLAB routine was developed in order to model a lattice structure and generate an STL file for additive manufacturing. With this routine, geometric properties, such as the pore size and strut thickness, can be controlled to provide the desired porosity distribution and mechanical properties of the structure.

How Our Software Was Used

After reconstruction, Dragonfly was used for data analysis.

Author Affiliation

(1) Ecole de technologie superieure, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1100 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C1K3, Canada.

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