Self-reinforced composite polyethylene (SRC-PE): a novel material for orthopedic applications

Spiro J. Megremis, Steven Duray, Jeremy L. Gilbert

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An approach to fabricating high fiber volume fraction UHMWPE composites is described. The processing method employs a hot compaction technique. During hot compaction, UHMWPE fibers are heated in a constrained mold under pressure to allow diffusion bonding of adjacent fibers. As a result, a composite is developed where the matrix comes from the fibers. The fibers retain much of their original mechanical properties. The resulting material is referred to as self-reinforced composite polyethylene (SCR-PE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-255
Number of pages21
JournalASTM Special Technical Publication
Issue number1346
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1997 Symposium on Alternative Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Replacement - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 11 1997Nov 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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