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dc.title Design of the tool for production of ear ventilation tubes en
dc.contributor.author Hnátková, Eva
dc.contributor.author Dvořák, Zdeněk
dc.contributor.author Zlínský, Vladimír
dc.relation.ispartof Applied Mechanics and Materials
dc.identifier.issn 1660-9336 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2014
utb.relation.volume 693
dc.citation.spage 406
dc.citation.epage 411
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
dc.identifier.doi 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.693.406
dc.relation.uri http://www.scientific.net/AMM.693.406
dc.subject Ear ventilation tube en
dc.subject Electroforming en
dc.subject Production en
dc.subject Rapid prototyping en
dc.subject Transfer mold en
dc.description.abstract This work deals with a development of a tool for ear ventilation tube production. Ear tubes are medical devices, which allow ventilation and provide pressure equalization in the middle ear cavity for prolonged period of time; in case of repetitive inflammation. These implants are normally made from metals or classical polymeric materials. Whereas, today, the effort is to develop bioresorbable tubes based on polylactic acid, which could replace currently used material. The benefit provides no requirement of secondary surgery for their removal. The size of ear implants is only in millimetres and the tool for their manufacturing requires a special technology. In this paper, two tubes and a transfer mold for their production was designed using 3D CAD software Catia V5R18. Subsequently, the special manufacturing process for the mold cavity plates using the rapid prototyping and electroforming technology was proposed. The designed tool is intended for biodegradable tubes, which will be further tested in the laboratory. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. en
utb.faculty University Institute
utb.faculty Faculty of Technology
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1004598
utb.identifier.obdid 43872888
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84929408539
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-02T08:13:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-02T08:13:04Z
utb.ou Centre of Polymer Systems
utb.contributor.internalauthor Hnátková, Eva
utb.contributor.internalauthor Dvořák, Zdeněk
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