DEVELOPMENT OF MICRO-HARDNESS AND WEAR PERFORMANCES OF BIOMEDICAL TITANIUM

Abstract

In the present work, the influence of thermal oxidation (TO) process on the micro-hardness and wear performances of a pure titanium (Ti) was studied. The process has been carried out at various values of temperature for determined time followed by furnace cooling to room temperature. The TO has supported the development of strong surface film on the Ti without spallation. This surface structure improved the results of micro-hardness and wear compared to untreated samples.