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  • Patient comprehension of oncologic surgical procedures using 3D printed surgical planning prototypes 

    Tejo Otero, Aitor; Valls Esteve, Arnau; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Siles-Hinojosa, Alexander; Nafria Escalera, Begonya; Ayats, Marta; Buj Corral, Irene; Otero, María del Carmen; Rubio-Palau, Josep; Munuera, Josep; Krauel, Lucas (Elsevier BV, 2022-08)
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    Patient understanding of complex surgical procedures and post-intervention consequences is often poor. Little is known about the effectiveness of 3D printed models to improve the comprehension of the medical information ...
  • Impacts of surface texture and nature of friction on energy-force efficiency of surface plastic deformation during burnishing 

    Bobrovskij, Igor; Bobrovskij, Nikolaj; Khaimovich, Alexander; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-09-21)
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    Burnishing, the plastic deformation of the workpiece surface due to sliding contact with a tool called burnisher, is a finishing operation widely used in various industries. In this work, impacts of the initial surface ...
  • Characterization of 3D Printed Metal-PLA Composite Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Sanz Fraile, Héctor; Ulldemolins, Anna; Tejo Otero, Aitor; Domínguez Fernandez, Alejandro; Almendros, Isaac; Otero, Jorge (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-07-05)
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    Three-dimensional printing is revolutionizing the development of scaffolds due to their rapid-prototyping characteristics. One of the most used techniques is fused filament fabrication (FFF), which is fast and compatible ...
  • 3D Printing of Bioinert Oxide Ceramics for Medical Applications 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Tejo Otero, Aitor (2022-09-17)
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    Three-dimensionally printed metals and polymers have been widely used and studied in medical applications, yet ceramics also require attention. Ceramics are versatile materials thanks to their excellent properties including ...
  • Ball burnishing of friction stir welded aluminum alloy 2024-T3: experimental and numerical studies 

    Amini, Cyrus; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Mousavi, Hojjat; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Zandi, Mohammad Damous; Hassanifard, Soran (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-08-28)
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    This paper deals with the improvement of the material surface state of friction stir welding paths modified in situ by plastic deformation through ball burnishing. The metallurgical and topological states of materials ...
  • Viscoelastic characterization of a thermoplastic elastomer processed through material extrusion 

    Adrover Monserrat, Bàrbara; García Vilana, Silvia; Sánchez Molina, David; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-07-18)
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    Objective. We aim to characterize the viscoelastic behavior of Polyether-Block-Amide (PEBA 90A), provide reference values for the parameters of a constitutive model for the simulation of mechanical behaviors, and paying ...
  • 3D printing, complement to approach in complex lesions 

    Torres Cuevas, Boris Luis; Castillo Lara, Gloria; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Buchaca, Emilio Fidel; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Adrover Monserrat, Bàrbara (2022-03-01)
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    The use of 3D printing is a technology in increasing expansion in the area of the medical sciences. We describe it the technical characteristics of 3D printing and a protocol of obtaining of models three dimensional as a ...
  • Wear resistance enhancement of AISI 1045 steel by vibration assisted ball burnishing process 

    Velázquez Corral, Eric; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Wagner, Vincent; Dessein, Gilles; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio (Elsevier, 2022)
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    The objective of the research was to analyse the impact of the ultrasonic vibration assistance on the wear resistance and topology enhancement of AISI 1045 cylindrical steel samples after a ball burnishing process. Burnishing ...
  • Optimization of the sintering thermal treatment and the ceramic ink used in direct ink writing of a-Al2O3: Characterization and catalytic application 

    Álvarez Maté, Ferran; Cifuentes López, Alejandro; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Franco García, María Lourdes; Fargas Ribas, Gemma; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Uceda Molera, Roger; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Tardivat, C; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (Elsevier, 2022-06-01)
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    Unlike other engineered ceramic products, alumina (Al2O3) displays interesting mechanical and physical properties, which makes it an ideal candidate for a wide range of uses in different fields and in particular for catalytic ...
  • Soft-tissue-mimicking using hydrogels for the development of phantoms 

    Tejo Otero, Aitor; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Achaerandio Puente, María Isabel; Rey Viñoles, Sergi; Buj Corral, Irene; Mateos Timoneda, Miguel Ángel; Engel López, Elisabeth (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-01-06)
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    With the currently available materials and technologies it is difficult to mimic the mechanical properties of soft living tissues. Additionally, another significant problem is the lack of information about the mechanical ...
  • Influence of the brushing process on the roughness of inclined surfaces of pieces manufactured in X40CrMoV5 

    Rue Mascarell, Jaume; Velázquez Corral, Eric; Marqués Salvador, Jordi-Adalbert; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Jerez Mesa, Ramón (2022-03-01)
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    The purpose of the burnishing process is to achieve a good surface finish, improve mechanical properties and increase the useful life of parts with different geometries. This paper analyzes the effect of this process on ...
  • Combination of acoustic emission and vibratory measure-ments to characterize an ultrasonic vibration assisted ball burnishing tool for a lathe 

    Fernández Osete, Ismael; Estévez Urra, Aida; Velázquez Corral, Eric; Valentín Ruiz, David; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio (2021-07-14)
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    In this paper, a resonant system that produces a movement of low amplitude and ultrasonic frequency is used to achieve the vibration assistance in a ball-burnishing process. A full vibration characterization of this process ...

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