Metal Tribomaterials for Medicine


This paper considers metal tribomaterial features for implants into the human body in the form of special products and methods for increasing life cycle.

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Molotilov, B.V., Eremin, G.N., Shibanova, A.N. et al. Metal Tribomaterials for Medicine. Steel Transl. 50, 134–138 (2020).

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  • tribomaterials
  • triballoys
  • precision alloys
  • alloy life cycle
  • synovial fluid
  • servovite film
  • friction coefficients of friction couples
  • technological schemes for manufacturing of precision alloys
  • development of import substitution industrialization of medical devices