Porous Ti-10Mo alloy fabricated by powder metallurgy for promoting bone regeneration

  • Wei Xu (徐伟)
  • Zhuo Liu (刘卓)
  • Xin Lu (路新)Email author
  • Jingjing Tian (田静静)
  • Gang Chen (陈刚)
  • Bowen Liu (刘博文)
  • Zhou Li (李舟)
  • Xuanhui Qu (曲选辉)
  • Cuie Wen (文翠娥)


Porous Ti-10Mo alloys were fabricated by powder metallurgy using a space-holder method. The pore characteristics, microstructure, mechanical properties, in vitro biocompatibility, and in vivo osseointegration of the fabricated alloys were systematically investigated. The results show that with different weight ratios of the space-holder (NH4 HCO3) added, all of the porous Ti-10Mo alloys sintered at 1,300°C exhibited a typical Widmanstätten microstructure. The porosity and average pore size of the porous structures can be controlled in the range of 50.8%–66.9% and 70.1–381.4 μm, respectively. The Ti-10Mo alloy with 63.4% porosity exhibited the most suitable mechanical properties for implant applications with an elastic modulus of 2.9 GPa and a compressive yield strength of 127.5 MPa. In vitro, the alloyconditioned medium showed no deleterious effect on the cell proliferation. The cell viability in this medium was higher than that of the reference group, suggesting non-toxicity and good biological characteristics of the alloy specimens. In vivo, after eight weeks’ implantation, new bone tissue formed surrounding the alloy implants, and no noticeable inflammation was observed at the implantation site. The bone bonding strength of the porous Ti-10Mo alloy increased over time from 46.6 N at two weeks to 176.4 N at eight weeks. Suitable mechanical properties together with excellent biocompatibility in vitro and osteointegration in vivo make the porous Ti-10Mo fabricated by powder metallurgy an attractive orthopedic implant alloy.


Porosity powder metallurgy structure characterization cell cytotoxicity osteointegration 



本文中, 我们以元素粉末为原料, 采用粉末冶金造孔剂法制备了多孔Ti-10Mo合金, 系统探讨了所制备的多孔Ti-10Mo合金的孔隙特 征、显微组织、力学性能、体外生物相容性及体内骨整合能力. 结果表明, 随着造孔剂含量的增加(碳酸氢铵),在1300°C下烧结的多孔Ti- 10Mo合金均由魏氏体组织组成. 所制备的Ti-10Mo合金的孔隙率与平均孔尺寸能够分别控制在50.8%–66.9%与70.1–381.4 μm. 孔隙率为 63.4%的Ti-10Mo合金具有最适合植入应用的力学性能, 其弹性模量为2.9 GPa, 抗压屈服强度为127.5 MPa. 在体外, Ti-10Mo合金浸提液 对细胞增殖没有不良影响. 细胞在浸提液中的存活率高于对照组, 表明合金无毒性并且具有良好的生物学特征. 在体内, 植入8周后合金周 围被新生骨包围, 并且植入部分未见明显炎症. 随着植入时间由2周增加到8周, 多孔Ti-10Mo合金的骨结合强度从46.6 N增加到176.4 N. 适 合的力学性能以及良好的体外生物相容性和体内骨整合性使粉末冶金法制备的多孔Ti-10Mo成为一种具有吸引力的骨科植入合金.



This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRF-GF-17-B39). Wen C acknowledges the financial support for this research by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia through project grant (GNT1087290).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Xu (徐伟)
    • 1
    • 3
  • Zhuo Liu (刘卓)
    • 2
  • Xin Lu (路新)
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Jingjing Tian (田静静)
    • 2
  • Gang Chen (陈刚)
    • 1
    • 3
  • Bowen Liu (刘博文)
    • 1
    • 3
  • Zhou Li (李舟)
    • 2
  • Xuanhui Qu (曲选辉)
    • 1
    • 3
  • Cuie Wen (文翠娥)
    • 4
  1. 1.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Beijing Key Laboratory of Micro-nano Energy and Sensor, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and NanosystemsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering, Institute for Advanced Materials and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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