Data related to architectural bone parameters and the relationship to Ti lattice design for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing

November 09, 2021

Martine McGregor (1), Sagar Patel (1), Stewart McLachlin (1), Mihaela Vlasea (1)
Data in Brief, 39, November 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107633


Additive manufacturing; X-ray computed tomography; Laser powder bed fusion; Lattice design; Bone replacement; Orthopaedic design


The data included in this article provides additional supporting information on the publication (McGregor et al. [1]) on the review of the natural lattice architecture in human bone and its implication towards titanium (Ti) lattice design for laser powder bed fusion and electron beam powder bed fusion. For this work, X-ray computed tomography was deployed to understand and visualize a Ti-6Al-4V lattice structure manufactured by laser powder bed fusion. This manuscript includes details about the manufacturing of the lattice structure using laser powder bed fusion and computed tomography methods used for analyzing the lattice structure. Additionally, a comprehensive literature review was conducted to understand how lattice parameters are controlled in additively manufactured Ti and Ti-alloy parts aimed at replacing or augmenting human bone. From this literature review, lattice design information was collected and is summarized in tabular form in this manuscript.

How Our Software Was Used

Dragonfly was used to analyse CT images.

Author Affiliation

(1) University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1.