Publications

Publications

Review papers:

Bone regeneration on implants of titanium alloys produced by laser powder bed fusion – a review. Book chapter in “Titanium for consumer applications”, 1st edition, Elsevier, Nov 2019. Preprint of this chapter available here

Beautiful and Functional: A Review of Biomimetic Design in Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2019.03.033 Preprint available here: Preprint 30 March 2019

X-Ray Microcomputed Tomography in Additive Manufacturing: A Review of the Current Technology and Applications. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing3dp.2018.0060

Looking deep into nature: A review of micro-computed tomography in biomimicry. Acta BiomaterialiaLooking deep into nature

X-ray microtomography in herpetological research: a review. Amphibia-Reptilia. [15685381 – Amphibia-Reptilia] X-ray microtomography in herpetological research_ a review (1)

A review of X-ray computed tomography of concrete and asphalt construction materials review of CT concrete asphalt

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2019

Beautiful and Functional: A Review of Biomimetic Design in Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2019.03.033 Preprint available here: Preprint 30 March 2019

Bone regeneration on implants of titanium alloys produced by laser powder bed fusion – a review. Book chapter in “Titanium for consumer applications”, 1st edition, Elsevier, Nov 2019. Preprint of this chapter available here

Advancing X-ray micro computed tomography in Africa: going far, together. Anton du Plessis, Stephan G le Roux, Muofhe Tshibalanganda. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00061

Looking deep into nature: A review of micro-computed tomography in biomimicry. Acta BiomaterialiaLooking deep into nature

A review of X-ray computed tomography of concrete and asphalt construction materials review of CT concrete asphalt

Laboratory X-ray tomography for metal additive manufacturing: round robin test. Anton duPlessis, Stephan G. le Roux, Jess Waller, Philip Sperling, Nils Achilles, Andre Beerlink, Jean-François Métayer, Mirko Sinico, Gabriel Probst, Wim Dewulf, Florian Bittner, Hans-Josef Endres, Marian Willner, Ágota Drégelyi-Kiss, Tomas Zikmund, Jakub Laznovsky, Jozef Kaiser, Pascal Pinter, Stefan Dietrich, Elena Lopez, OliverFitzek, Porebski Konrad. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2019.100837

Topology optimization and characterization of Ti6Al4V ELI cellular lattice structures by laser powder bed fusion for biomedical applications. A.M.Vilardell, A.Takezawa, A.du Plessis, N.Takata, P.Krakhmalev, M.Kobashi, I.Yadroitsava, I.Yadroitsev. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2019.138330

Physico-elemental analysis of roasted organic coffee beans from Ethiopia, Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico using X-ray micro-computed tomography and external beam particle induced X-ray emission. Karen J.Cloete, Žiga Šmit, Roya Minnis-Ndimba, Primož Vavpetič, Anton du Plessis, Stephan G. le Roux, Primož Pelicon. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2019.100032

Enamel pearls: Their occurrence in recent human populations and earliest manifestation in the modern human lineage. Frederick E. Grine, Sharon Holt, James S. Brink, Anton du Plessis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archoralbio.2019.03.004

MicroCT-based bulk density measurement method for soils. S G le Roux, A du Plessis, C E Clarke. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8775/2019/v61n1a1

Systematic experiments to quantitatively assess image quality for CT scans of a Karoo tetrapod fossil. Tshibalanganda, Muofhe; du Plessis, Anton; Le Roux, Stephan G.; Taylor, Wendy L.; Smith, Roger M. H.; Browning, Claire. http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/27891

 

2018

X-ray microtomography in herpetological research: a review. Amphibia-Reptilia. [15685381 – Amphibia-Reptilia] X-ray microtomography in herpetological research_ a review (1)

du Plessis, A. and le Roux, S.G., 2018. Standardized X-ray tomography testing of additively manufactured parts: a round robin test. Additive Manufacturing24, pp.125-136. standardized xray ct

Malefane, L.B., Du Preez, W.B., Maringa, M. and Du Plessis, A., 2018. Tensile and high cycle fatigue properties of annealed TI6AL4V (ELI) specimens produced by direct metal laser sintering. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29(3), pp.299-311. Tensile_and_high_cycle_fatigue_properties_of_annea

Reid, M., Bordy, E.M., Taylor, W.L., le Roux, S.G. and du Plessis, A., 2018. A micro X-ray computed tomography dataset of fossil echinoderms in an ancient obrution bed: a robust method for taphonomic and palaeoecologic analyses. GigaSciencegiy156

Hands, C.H., du Plessis, A., Minnaar, N., Blakey-Milner, B.A. and Burger, E., 2018. Can Additive Manufacturing Help Win the Race? preprints201811.0040.v can AM help win the race

du Plessis, A. and Broeckhoven, C., 2018. Metal Body Armour: Biomimetic Engineering of Lattice Structures. preprints201810.0535.v1 biomimetic engineering

du Plessis, A. and le Roux, S.G., 2018. X-ray Micro-Ct Supporting the South African Additive Manufacturing Community. preprints201810.0534 microCT supporting AM

Landschoff, J., Komai, T., du Plessis, A., Gouws, G. and Griffiths, C.L., 2018. MicroCT imaging applied to description of a new species of Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae), with selection of three-dimensional type data. PloS one13(9), p.e0203107.  journal.pone.0203107

du Plessis, A., Yadroitsev, I., Yadroitsava, I. and Le Roux, S.G., X-Ray Microcomputed Tomography in Additive Manufacturing: A Review of the Current Technology and Applications. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing3dp.2018.0060

Du Plessis, A., Kouprianoff, D.P., Yadroitsava, I. and Yadroitsev, I., 2018. Mechanical Properties and In Situ Deformation Imaging of Microlattices Manufactured by Laser Based Powder Bed Fusion. Materials11(9), p.1663. materials-11-01663 (1)

du Plessis, A., Yadroitsava, I. and Yadroitsev, I., 2018. Ti6Al4V lightweight lattice structures manufactured by laser powder bed fusion for load-bearing applications. Optics & Laser Technology108, pp.521-528. 1-s2.0-S0030399218307680-main (2)

Du Plessis, A., Yadroitsava, I., Yadroitsev, I., le Roux, S.G. and Blaine, D.C., 2018. Numerical comparison of lattice unit cell designs for medical implants by additive manufacturing. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, pp.1-16. Numericalcomparisonoflatticeunitcelldesignsformedicalimplantsbyadditivemanufacturing

Du Plessis, A., Kouprianoff, D.P., Yadroitsava, I. and Yadroitsev, I., 2018. Numerical and experimental investigation of artificial porosity in a lattice structure. Solid Freeform Fabrication. M128363 SFF2018

Yadroitsev, I., Krakhmalev, P., Yadroitsava, I. and Du Plessis, A., 2017. Qualification of Ti6Al4V ELI Alloy Produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion for Biomedical Applications. JOM, pp.1-6. qualification of DMLS Ti6Al4V JOM

du Plessis, Anton, Chris Broeckhoven, Igor Yadroitsev, Ina Yadroisava, and Stephan Gerhard le Roux. “Analyzing nature’s protective design: the glyptodont body armor.” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials(2018).  Analyzing natures protective design https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751616118301656

Babafemi, A.J., du Plessis, A. and Boshoff, W.P., 2018. Pull-out creep mechanism of synthetic macro fibres under a sustained load. Construction and Building Materials174, pp.466-473. 1-s2.0-S0950061818309553-main

Landschoff, Jannes, Anton Du Plessis, and Charles L. Griffiths. “A micro X-ray computed tomography dataset of South African hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea), containing scans of two rare specimens and three recently-described species.” GigaScience (2018). https://academic.oup.com/gigascience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/gigascience/giy022/4925575 crabs

Galmed, A.H., du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G., Hartnick, E., Von Bergmann, H. and Maaza, M., 2018. Three dimensional characterization of laser ablation craters using high resolution X-ray computed tomography. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy139, pp.75-82. 3d analysis of laser ablation craters

Rozendaal, A., Le Roux, S.G., du Plessis, A. and Philander, C., 2018. Grade and product quality control by microCT scanning of the world class Namakwa Sands Ti-Zr placer deposit West Coast, South Africa: An orientation study. Minerals Engineeringgrade and product quality of mineral sands using microCT

Rozendaal, A., Le Roux, S.G. and du Plessis, A., 2018. Application of microCT scanning in the recovery of endo-skarn associated scheelite from the Riviera Deposit, South Africa. Minerals EngineeringmicroCT for scheelite recovery

Pols, S., du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G. and Vries, F.A., 2017, September. Comparison and quality testing of polymer non-woven postharvest preservation sheets using X-ray tomography. In VII International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains (MQUIC2017) and II International Symposium on Ornamentals in 1201 (pp. 363-370). preservationsheets

 

2017

Plessis, A.D., Broeckhoven, C. and le Roux, S.G., 2017. Snake fangs: 3D morphological and mechanical analysis by microCT, simulation and physical compression testing. GigaSciencesnake fangs gigascience

Schoeman, Letitia; du Plessis, Anton; Verboven, Pieter; Nicolaï, Bart M; Cantre, Dennis; Manley, Marena; Effect of oven and forced convection continuous tumble (FCCT) roasting on the microstructure and dry milling properties of white maize Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies effect of fcct on microstructure of maize

Ham, H., du Plessis, A., & le Roux, S. G. (2017). Microcomputer tomography (microCT) as a tool in Pinus tree breeding: pilot studies. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 47(1), 2. microCT as tool in tree breeding

du Plessis, A., Yadroitsava, I., le Roux, S.G., Yadroitsev, I., Fieres, J., Reinhart, C. and Rossouw, P., 2017. Prediction of mechanical performance of Ti6Al4V cast alloy based on microCT-based load simulation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds724, pp.267-274. prediction of mechanical performance with microCT image based simulation

Broeckhoven, C. and du Plessis, A., 2017. Has snake fang evolution lost its bite? New insights from a structural mechanics viewpoint. Biology letters13(8), p.20170293. has snake fang evolution lost its bite

Grine, F.E., Marean, C.W., Faith, J.T., Black, W., Mongle, C.S., Trinkaus, E., le Roux, S.G. and du Plessis, A., 2017. Further human fossils from the Middle Stone Age deposits of Die Kelders Cave 1, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Journal of human evolution109, p.70. further human fossils

Broeckhoven, C., du Plessis, A. and Hui, C., 2017. Functional trade-off between strength and thermal capacity of dermal armor: insights from girdled lizards. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materialsfunctional tradeoff between strength and thermal capacity of dermal armour

Du Plessis, A., Broeckhoven, C., Guelpa, A. and Le Roux, S.G., 2017. Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples. GigaScience6(6), pp.1-11. laboratory xray microCT user guidelines

Guelpa, A., Marini, F., du Plessis, A., Slabbert, R. and Manley, M., 2017. Verification of authenticity and fraud detection in South African honey using NIR spectroscopy. Food Control73, pp.1388-1396. verification of authenticity of honey using NIR

Broeckhoven, C., Plessis, A., Roux, S.G., Mouton, P.L.F.N. and Hui, C., 2017. Beauty is more than skin deep: a non‐invasive protocol for in vivo anatomical study using micro‐CT. Methods in Ecology and Evolution8(3), pp.358-369. beauty is more than skin deep

Mulder, R., Mohamed, N., du Plessis, A. and le Roux, S.G., 2017. A pilot study investigating the presence of voids in bulk fill flowable composites. Mulder_A-pilot_2017

Dzogbewu, T., Yadroitsev, I., Krakhmalev, P., Yadroitsava, I. and Du Plessis, A., 2017. Optimal process parameters for in-situ alloyed Ti15Mo structures by Direct Metal Laser Sintering. In SSF 2017-The 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, August 7-9, 2017OptimalProcessParametersforInSituAlloyedTi1

2016

Krakhmalev, P., Fredriksson, G., Yadroitsava, I., Kazantseva, N., du Plessis, A., & Yadroitsev, I. (2016). Deformation behavior and microstructure of Ti6Al4V manufactured by SLM. Physics Procedia, 83, 778-788. deformation behaviour ti64

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G. and Steyn, F., 2016. Quality Investigation of 3D Printer Filament Using Laboratory X-Ray Tomography. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing3(4), pp.262-267. 3d print filament

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G. and Guelpa, A., 2016. Comparison of medical and industrial X-ray computed tomography for non-destructive testing. Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation6, pp.17-25. comparison of medical and industrial Xray CT for NDT

Moletsane, M.G., Krakhmalev, P., Kazantseva, N., Du Plessis, A., Yadroitsava, I. and Yadroitsev, I., 2016. Tensile properties and microstructure of direct metal laser-sintered TI6AL4V (ELI) Alloy. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering27(3), pp.110-121. tensile properties and microstructure of DMLS

Schoeman, L., du Plessis, A. and Manley, M., 2016. Non-destructive characterisation and quantification of the effect of conventional oven and forced convection continuous tumble (FCCT) roasting on the three-dimensional microstructure of whole wheat kernels using X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT). Journal of Food Engineering187, pp.1-13. nondestructive characterization of wheat subjected to forced convection

Lindgren, O., Seifert, T. and Du Plessis, A., 2016. Moisture content measurements in wood using dual-energy CT scanning–a feasibility study. Wood Material Science & Engineering11(5), pp.312-317. moisture content of wood measured by microCT

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G. and Guelpa, A., 2016. The CT Scanner Facility at Stellenbosch University: an open access X-ray computed tomography laboratory. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms384, pp.42-49. stellenbosch CT facility paper

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G., Booysen, G. and Els, J., 2016. Quality Control of a Laser Additive Manufactured Medical Implant by X-Ray Tomography. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing3(3), pp.175-182. quality control medical implant additive manufacturing

Guelpa, A., du Plessis, A. and Manley, M., 2016. A high-throughput X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) approach for measuring single kernel maize (Zea mays L.) volumes and densities. Journal of Cereal Science69, pp.321-328. high throughput microCT method

Clarke, C.E., Majodina, T.O., du Plessis, A. and Andreoli, M.A.G., 2016. The use of X-ray tomography in defining the spatial distribution of barite in the fluvially derived palaeosols of Vaalputs, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Geoderma267, pp.48-57. barite microCT

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G., Booysen, G. and Els, J., 2016. Directionality of cavities and porosity formation in powder-bed laser additive manufacturing of metal components investigated using X-ray tomography. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing3(1), pp.48-55. directionality of cavities and porosity in additive Ti64

Matthews, T. and du Plessis, A., 2016. Using X-ray computed tomography analysis tools to compare the skeletal element morphology of fossil and modern frog (Anura) species. Palaeontologia Electronica19(1), pp.1-46. using xray CT to compare skeletal morphology anura

Schoeman, L., Williams, P., du Plessis, A. and Manley, M., 2016. X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) for non-destructive characterisation of food microstructure. Trends in Food Science & Technology47, pp.10-24. review Xray CT of food microstructure

du Plessis, A., Yadroitsev, I., Yadroitsava, I. and Kouprianoff, D., 2016. NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF THE PARTS MANUFACTURED BY DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING. SUNConferences, 17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa. ndt of laser sintered ti64

Du Plessis, A., Olawuyi, B.J., Boshoff, W.P. and Le Roux, S.G., 2016. Simple and fast porosity analysis of concrete using X-ray computed tomography. Materials and Structures49(1-2), pp.553-562. simple and fast porosity analysis of concrete

Le Roux, S.G., Du Plessis, A. and Rozendaal, A., 2015. The quantitative analysis of tungsten ore using X-ray microCT: Case study. Computers & Geosciences85, pp.75-80. quantitative analysis of tungsten ore by Xray microCT

 

2015

du Plessis, A. and Rossouw, P., 2015. Investigation of porosity changes in cast Ti6Al4V rods after hot isostatic pressing. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance24(8), pp.3137-3141. porosity changes in HIPPED castings

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G., Els, J., Booysen, G. and Blaine, D.C., 2015. Application of microCT to the non-destructive testing of an additive manufactured titanium component. Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation4, pp.1-7. microCT additive manufacturing

du Plessis, A. and Rossouw, P., 2015. X-ray computed tomography of a titanium aerospace investment casting. Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation3, pp.21-26. xray CT of casting

A dataset describing brooding in three species of South African brittle stars, comprising seven high-resolution, micro X-ray computed tomography scans
J Landschoff, A Du Plessis, CL Griffiths – GigaScience, 2015. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13742-015-0093-2

Burheim, O.S., Crymble, G.A., Bock, R., Hussain, N., Pasupathi, S., du Plessis, A., le Roux, S., Seland, F., Su, H. and Pollet, B.G., 2015. Thermal conductivity in the three layered regions of micro porous layer coated porous transport layers for the PEM fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy40(46), pp.16775-16785. thermal conductivity in hydrogen fuel cell

Anton du Plessis, Stephan le Roux, Francis Steyn. X-ray computed tomography of consumer-grade 3D printed parts. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Accepted August 2015. http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/3dp/0/0

Letitia Schoeman, Paul Williams,  Anton du Plessis, Marena Manley. X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT) for non-destructive characterisation of food. Trends in Food Science & Technology. Accepted August 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224415300054

Salima Ikram, Ruhan Slabbert, Izak Cornelius, Anton du Plessis, Liani Colette Swanepoel, Henry Weber, Fatal Force-Feeding or Glutonous Gagging? The Death of Kestrel SACHM 2575, Journal of Archaeological Science. August 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440315002617

Mojgan Vaziri, Anton du Plessis, Dick Sandberg & Sven Berg (2015): Nano X-ray tomography analysis of
the cell-wall density of welded beech joints, Wood Material Science & Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480272.2015.1062418

du Plessis, A., le Roux, S.G., & van Rooyen, H. (2015). 3D X-ray Inspection of a Radio Controlled Airplane Engine. Materials Science Forum Vols. 828-829, 433-438. MSF.828-829.433

Guelpa, A., du Plessis, A., Kidd, M., & Manley, M. (2015). Non-destructive Estimation of Maize (Zea mays L.) Kernel Hardness by Means of an X-ray Micro-computed Tomography (μCT) Density Calibration. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 1-11. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11947-015-1502-3%20/fulltext.html

Du Plessis, A., Slabbert, R., Swanepoel, L. C., Els, J., Booysen, G. J., Ikram, S., & Cornelius, I. (2015). Three-dimensional model of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy skeleton. Rapid Prototyping Journal21(4). http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/RPJ-09-2013-0089

AA Ambushe, A du Plessis, RI McCrindle (2015). Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for determination of Cr in soils from Brits District, South Africa. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia http://www.ajol.info/index.php/bcse/article/view/122945

S.G. Le Roux, J.A. Miller, A.J. Dunford, C.E. Clarke. The dissolution kinetics of atacamite in the acid range and the stability of atacamite containing soils from Namaqualand, South Africa. Applied geochemistry 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883292715300378

2014

du Plessis, A., Olawuyi, B. J., Boshoff, W. P., & le Roux, S. G. (2014). Simple and fast porosity analysis of concrete using X-ray computed tomography. Materials and Structures, 1-10. 10.1617_s11527-014-0519-9

du Plessis, A., Seifert, T., Booysen, G., & Els, J. (2014). Microfocus X-ray computed tomography (CT) analysis of laser sintered parts. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering25(1), 39-49. microCT laser sintering

Richardson, S. H., Kahle, R. L., Shaw-Kahle, B., Gurney, J. J., & du Plessis, A. (2014, December). Metasomatic Diamond Formation revealed by X-Ray CT Scanning of Diamondiferous Eclogites from Southern Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 05).

2013

du Plessis, A., Steyn, J., Roberts, D. E., Botha, L. R., & Berger, L. R. (2013). A proof of concept demonstration of the automated laser removal of rock from a fossil using 3D X-ray tomography data. Journal of Archaeological Science,40(12), 4607-4611.

Miller, J. A., Faber, C., Rowe, C. D., Macey, P. H., & du Plessis, A. (2013). Eastward transport of the Monapo Klippe, Mozambique determined from field kinematics and computed tomography and implications for late tectonics in central Gondwana. Precambrian Research237, 101-115.

Du Plessis, A., Meincken, M., & Seifert, T. (2013). Quantitative determination of density and mass of polymeric materials using microfocus computed tomography. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation32(4), 413-417. density and mass using microCT

Meincken, M., & Du Plessis, A. (2013). Visualising and quantifying thermal degradation of wood by computed tomography. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products71(3), 387-389.

2012

Cornelius, I., Swanepoel, L. C., Du Plessis, A., & Slabbert, R. (2012). Looking inside votive creatures: computed tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in Iziko museums of south Africa: a preliminary report. Akroterion57, 129-148.

Roberts, D.E., du Plessis, A., Steyn, J., Botha, L.R., Pityana, S., Berger, L.R. (2012). An investigation of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for use as a control in the laser removal of rock from fossils found at the Malapa hominin site, South Africa. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume 73, July 2012, Pages 48-54 libs malapa

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