The method of fretting wear assessment with the application of 3D laser measuring microscope

  • Jarosław SidunEmail author
  • Jan Ryszard Dąbrowski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


Degradation processes of implant materials have a significant effect on the reactions taking place around them. Processes related to mechanical wear, corrosion and tribological wear can be distinguished here. The phenomenon of fretting has a particularly significant impact on changes around the implant. The fretting process has a mechanism specific to it, based on simultaneous joining and intensive oxidation. This paper presents a new method for fretting wear assessment was developed, based on the application of an Olympus Lext OLS4000 confocal laser scanning microscope in tests. The main advantage of the described method is that measurements can be performed in three dimensions at very high resolution. However the greatest innovation of this method of fretting wear testing is the capability of inputting digital threshold values of a given sample’s profile. This allows for easy differentiation between material depleted and accrued as a result of fretting.


Fretting wear laser scanning microscopy wear assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical FacultyBialystok University of TechnologyBiałystokPoland

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