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Dependence of mechanical properties of polyamide components on build parameters in the SLS process
Customised properties of parts manufactured using the selective laser sintering process are achievable by variation of build parameters. The energy density, controlled by laser power, distance between scan lines and speed ...
Finite element predictions compared to experimental results for the effective modulus of bone tissue engineering scaffolds fabricated by selective laser sintering
(Springer Verlag, 2009)
A current challenge in bone tissue engineering is to create scaffolds with suitable mechanical properties, high porosity, full interconnectivity and suitable pore size. In this paper, polyamide and polycaprolactone scaffolds ...
Engineering assisted surgery: A route for digital design and manufacturing of customized maxillofacial implants
Rapid prototyping (RP) and more recently rapid manufacturing (RM) as a part of Engineering Assisted Surgery enables manufacturing of customised implants and prostheses prior to surgical procedures. Beginning with CT ...
Feminism, modern philosophy and the future of legitimacy of international constitutionalism
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2009)
International constitutionalism relates to processes of limiting traditionally unrestricted powers of states as ultimate subjects, law-makers and law-enforcers of international law. Human rights occupy a central, but ...
A cDNA microarray assessment of gene expression in the liver of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in response to a handling and confinement stressor
A purpose-designed microarray platform (Stressgenes, Phase 1) was utilised to investigate the changes in gene expression within the liver of rainbow trout during exposure to a prolonged period of confinement. Tissue and ...
Cloning and characterization of two genes encoding rainbow trout homologues of the IFITM protein family
To identify genes connected with leucocyte function in rainbow trout a cDNA library derived front head kidney leucocytes exposed to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was screened. A clone with homology to the previously described ...
Bananas Ethical Quality: Multi-stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
This paper examines a recent and very specific development in the field of corporate governance. The regulation of "corporate social responsibility," that is corporate compliance with society's expectations in regard to ...
Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice; Towards a Conceptual Framework
The recently developed knowledge-based view of the firm argues that knowledge is the firm's most valuable resource. Within this field of study, informal social networks are rapidly gaining attention as mechanisms which ...
Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development
(Irish Academy of Management, 2006)
Bovine kappa-casein gene promoter haplotypes with potential implications for milk protein expression
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2007-05-25)
Genetic analysis of the kappa-casein gene (CSN3) promoter regions of 42 cattle representing 9 different breeds revealed that 2 distinct haplotypes (A and B) exist at this locus, differing from each other by single base ...