Thermal Spray in Biomedical Applications

The primary application of thermally sprayed coatings in medicine concerns coatings on prostheses. The prostheses are made of bio-inert materials, such as stainless steel, CoCrMo alloy or TiAlV alloy.

The prostheses, which are coated today, are those of:

Bio-inert coatings should fulfil the following requirements;