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Table 3 Vertical deformation of both scaffold types

From: Designing of PLA scaffolds for bone tissue replacement fabricated by ordinary commercial 3D printer

Scaffold no. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Mean Median SD
ST1
 Height before vertical load h1 (mm) 1.34 1.45 1.54 1.28 1.31 1.47 1.43 1.54 1.20 1.45 1.40 1.44 0.11
 Height after vertical load h2 (mm) 1.14 1.31 1.19 1.21 1.21 1.24 1.35 1.33 1.08 1.32 1.24 1.23 0.08
 Non-reversible deformation Δ = (h2-h1)/h1 (%) 14.93 9.66 22.73 5.47 7.63 15.65 5.59 13.64 10.00 8.97 11.43 9.83 5.08
ST2
 Height before vertical load h1 (mm) 1.22 1.25 1.10 1.24 1.16 1.27 1.13 1.10 1.30 1.16 1.19 1.19 0.07
 Height after vertical load h2 (mm) 0.94 0.87 0.94 0.92 0.99 0.81 0.78 0.75 0.94 0.90 0.88 0.91 0.08
 Non-reversible deformation Δ = (h2-h1)/h1 (%) 22.95 30.40 14.55 25.81 14.66 36.22 30.97 31.82 27.69 22.41 25.75 26.75 6.83