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Research project: Electron Beam Melting of Biomedical Alloys

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Pulsed acceleration of electrons can be used to quickly melt and freeze the surface of biomedical alloys like titanium or cobalt-chromium. This allows different microstructures to be formed that enhance the corrosion, friction and wear performance.

Project Overview

Pulsed large area electron beam melted can be used to modify the surface structure of biomedical medical alloys such as Titanium or Cobalt-Chromium. Because of the rapid melting and cooling rates, this causes unique microstructures to form that have improved corrosion, friction and wear performance.

Electron Beam Melted Cobalt-Chromium
Electron Beam

Related research groups

national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)


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