The Possibility Of Use Of Laser-Modified Ti6Al4V Alloy In Friction Pairs In Endoprostheses

B. Majkowska, M. Jażdżewska, E. Wołowiec, W. Piekoszewski, L. Klimek, A. Zieliński
2015 Archives of Metallurgy and Materials  
The purpose of this paper is to show results of laser treatment at cryogenic conditions of the Ti6Al4V alloy used for orthopedic applications. That modification process ought to bring beneficial changes of microstructure and residual stresses in the surface layer. The paper presents the abrasive wear of the base and laser remelted material in association with ceramics Al2O3. Despite the surface cracking after laser treatment the tribological properties in simulated body fluid have been
more » ... have been substantially improved.
doi:10.1515/amm-2015-0202 fatcat:73osh6xv7vcupmznloj6gllaqe