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  • Developing tuneable viscoelastic silicone gel-based inks for precise 3D printing of clinical phantoms 

    Nieva Esteve, Gloria; Agullo Chaler, Nuria; Grande Molina, Miguel; Adell Gomez, Nuria; Tarrado, Xavier; Calvo Duarte, Laura; Valls Esteve, Arnau; Giménez Salinas, Lucas Krauel; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Texidó Bartes, Robert; Borrós Gómez, Salvador (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2024-03-01)
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    Tissue and organ phantoms with realistic anatomical features are becoming increasingly popular in the medical field due to their potential to revolutionize surgical planning and practice. Despite advancements in the ...
  • Computational extreme value statistics of strength for WC-Co composites at small specimens 

    Sousa Machado, Pedro Vinicius; Caner, Ferhun Cem; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Jiménez Piqué, Emilio (Elsevier, 2024-04)
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    The mechanical behavior of ceramic–metal (WC-Co) composites at small specimen level is subject to significant uncertainty due to the random assembly of (1) its constituent phases, (2) the crystal orientation of the WC ...
  • Processing of WC with Fe-based alternative binders: Adjustment of C content and effect of Cr addition 

    Nicolás Morillas, Maria de; Besharatloo, Hossein; Cabezas i Peñalva, Laura; De la Mata Fernández, María; Sales Lérida, David; Pereira, Leonel; Müller Grunz, Andrea; Bertalan, Claudio; Useldinger, Ralph; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Gordo Odériz, Elena (Elsevier, 2024-01-01)
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    Alternative hard materials to traditional WC-Co are one of the main goals in the investigation efforts of both scientific and industrial communities. In this investigation, WC-based materials were designed and processed ...
  • Characterization and properties of bio-aerogels composed of gelatin. 

    Cruz Jesús, Lucía Guadalupe de la; Abt, Tobias Martin; Candau, Nicolas; León Albiter, Noel; Sánchez Soto, Miguel (2024-04-19)
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    Aerogels are low density foam-like materials that are obtained from a sol-gel process in which the solvent used is replaced by air without collapsing the previously formed threedimensional structure. In this work, we have ...
  • Cemented carbide end-mill edge preparation using dry-electropolishing 

    Riu Perdrix, Guiomar; Valencia Cadena, Andrea Estefania; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-02-03)
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    Precision edge preparation techniques for cemented carbides enable optimization of the geometry of tools’ cutting edges. These techniques are frequently used in high-stress environments, resulting in substantial improvements ...
  • Ru-Ce0.7Zr0.3O2-d as an anode catalyst for the internal reforming of dimethyl ether in solid oxide fuel cells 

    Morales Comas, Miguel; Rezayat, Mohammad; Garcia Gonzalez, Sandra; Mateo García, Antonio Manuel; Jiménez Piqué, Emilio (2024-03-28)
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    The development of direct dimethyl ether (DME) solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) has several drawbacks, due to the low catalytic activity and carbon deposition of conventional Ni–zirconia-based anodes. In the present study, ...
  • Toughening 3D printed biomimetic hydroxyapatite scaffolds: polycaprolactone-based self-hardening inks 

    Mazo Barbara, Laura del; Johansson, Linh Ha Huong Lovisa; Tampieri, Francesco; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau (Elsevier, 2024-02)
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    Covenantee:   Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu / Mimetis Biomaterials / Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red. Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    The application of 3D printing to calcium phosphates has opened unprecedented possibilities for the fabrication of personalized bone grafts. However, their biocompatibility and bioactivity are counterbalanced by their high ...
  • Laser surface transformation hardening for automotive metals: recent progress 

    Karamimoghadam, Mojtaba; Rezayat, Mohammad; Moradi, Mahmoud; Mateo García, Antonio Manuel; Casalino, Giuseppe (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-03-15)
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    This article discusses recent advancements in the Laser Surface Transformation Hardening (LSTH) process applied to industrial metals. It focuses on examining the microstructure of the metal surface layer and explores ...
  • Additive manufacturing of Ni-free Ti-based shape memory alloys: A review 

    Vilella i Crosas, Tània; Rodríguez Rius, Daniel; Fargas Ribas, Gemma (Elsevier, 2024-04-01)
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    Ni-free Ti-based Shape Memory Alloys composed of non-toxic elements have been studied as promising candidates for biomedical applications. However, high tool wear makes them complex to manufacture with conventional techniques. ...
  • Improved adhesion of cathodic arc PVD AlCrSiN coating on ion-implanted WC-Co substrates 

    Ortiz Membrado, Laia; García González, Sandra; Òrrit Prat, Jordi; Bonet, Raul; Caro, Jaume; Fernández de Ara, Jonathan; Almandoz Sanchez, Eluxka; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Jiménez Piqué, Emilio (Elsevier, 2023-06-01)
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    Ion implantation has been shown to improve adhesion strength of AlCrSiN coatings due to a synergic enhancement on fracture toughness and load bearing capability of the substrate that can potentially increase the in-service ...
  • Influence of different shaping and finishing processes on the surface integrity of WC-Co cemented carbides 

    Riu Perdrix, Guiomar; Slawik, Sebastian; Mücklich, Frank; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-12-30)
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    Investigation of four different surface-shaping and finishing sequences is carried out on the surface integrity of a WC-10Co hardmetal grade. The surface conditions include grinding, electrical discharge machining and ...
  • 3D microextrusion of eco-friendly water based cer-cer composite pastes for hydrogen separation 

    Bartoletti, Andrea; Sangiorgi, Alex; Mercadelli, Elisa; Melandri, Cesare; Gondolini, Angela; García González, Sandra; Ortiz Membrado, Laia; Morales Comas, Miguel; Jiménez Piqué, Emilio; Sanson, Alessandra (2023-12-01)
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    Ceramic membranes operating at high-temperatures are a key-technology for hydrogen separation processes. Cer-cer composites based on BaCe0.65Zr0.20Y0.15O3-d-Gd0.2Ce0.8O2-d have gained increasing attention as asymmetric ...

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