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Plasma Spray Systems for the Deposition of Materials for Biomedical Applications

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Component innovation, increased productivity, reliability and lifetime are today’s directions in engineering. Together with progress in mechanical engineering and material technologies, these advances are being gained by the use of coating technologies based on the concept that the substrate provides the shape and strength properties and the coating the necessary surface enhancement. The production of coatings for use on engineering components in an economic and consistent manner requires proper equipment selection in connection with the complete coating process.

Acceptance of thermal spraying has been forthcoming due to the response of the industry in meeting biomedical requirements in solving applicational problems with regard to base materials and coatings.

Of the processes available, plasma spray processing produces engineered layers for a variety of biomedical applications. For example, hydroxylapatite, Ti and TiO2 sprayed onto Ti, Ti-6Al-4V, CoCr and plastic substrates using air and vacuum plasma spraying. This paper reports on the status of this process and in particular on the advanced production features found in connection with individual processing steps, e.g. the quality control of pre-surface preparation techniques, powder and plasma coating deposition.

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  • Plasma Spray
  • Porous Titanium
  • Vacuum Plasma
  • Vacuum Plasma Spray
  • Grit Blasting

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Salito, A., Barbezat, G., Filmer, H., Hochstrasser, J., Nicoll, A.R., Trotta, F. (1992). Plasma Spray Systems for the Deposition of Materials for Biomedical Applications. In: Ravaglioli, A., Krajewski, A. (eds) Bioceramics and the Human Body. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2896-4_20

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