Synthesis of wollastonite powder and manufacturing of porous scaffolds for multiple applications
Montúfar, Edgar B.
Torres-Rodríguez, Jorge Alberto
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Wollastonite (CaSiO3) is gaining attention due to its attractive properties, which can be used in a wide field of industries, i.e., thermal insulation; catalysis; filters and water purification; reinforcement phase in composites; and more recently, in orthopaedics. The additive manufacturing method has been used to process various materials in order to obtain diverse shaped-structures with controlled porosity. The aim of the present work is to establish an easy synthesis and processing of wollastonite powder to elaborate porous structures via robocasting technique. An injectable paste that serves as an ink was developed to build up cylindrical structures of 10 mm in diameter and 10 mm in height, using a tip of 410 μm. The cylinders were 3D-printed following two different arrangement patterns, named as honeycomb and rectilinear infills. In the same way, two pore sizes of 350 and 500 μm were produced. The final structures were evaluated in terms of their porosity, shape and size of pores... by scanning electron microscopy and compression test. The purity of the wollastonite bodies was evaluated by X-ray diffraction. Moreover, preliminary studies were carried out on the final consolidated porous scaffolds showing its potential use in catalysis, water purification and/or orthopaedics.
Keywords:CaSiO3 / porous scaffolds / wollastonite powder
Source:Program and the Book of Abstracts / Serbian Ceramic Society Conference Advanced Ceramics and Application VII : New Frontiers in Multifunctional Material Science and Processing, Serbia, Belgrade, 17-19 September 2018, 2018, 60-60
- Belgrade : Serbian Ceramic Society