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Machining of biocompatible materials: Recent advances


Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Yuebin Guo

Albert J. Shih


Naohiko Sugita


Machining of biocompatible materials is facing the fundamental challenges due to the specific material properties as well as the application requirements. Firstly, this paper presents a review of various materials which the medical industry needs to machine, then comments on the advances in the understanding of their specific cutting mechanisms. Finally it reviews the machining processes that the industry employs for different applications. This highlights the specific functional requirements that need to be considered when machining biocompatible materials and the associated machines and tooling. An analysis of the scientific and engineering challenges and opportunities related to this topic are presented.


Axinte, D., Guo, Y., Liao, Z., Shih, A. J., M’Saoubi, R., & Sugita, N. (2019). Machining of biocompatible materials: Recent advances. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 68(2), 629-652.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 19, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 6, 2019
Publication Date Jun 6, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 7, 2020
Journal CIRP Annals
Print ISSN 0007-8506
Electronic ISSN 1726-0604
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 68
Issue 2
Pages 629-652
Keywords Cutting; Biomedical; Biocompatible materials
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