Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 595–606

The processing and static mechanical properties of metal fibre reinforced bioglass

  • P. Ducheyen
  • L. L. Hench


The development of bioglass composites is presented. Stainless steel AlSl 316 L fibres are introduced into bioglass by immersion of premade porous fibre skeletons into molten bioglass. It is shown that this technique is simple and effective in obtaining metal fibre reinforced bioglass. Thermal shock, tensile tests and three-point bend tests all show a marked increase of strength of the composite over the parent glass and a substantial improvement of toughness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ducheyen
    • 1
  • L. L. Hench
    • 2
  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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