Novel Bioactive Functionally Graded Coatings on Ti6Al4V (pages 894–898)
J. M. Gomez-Vega, E. Saiz, A. P. Tomsia, T. Oku, K. Suganuma, G. W. Marshall and S. J. Marshall
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2000 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200006)12:12<894::AID-ADMA894>3.0.CO;2-4
Bioactive glass coatings are very promising for implant materials due to their good adhesion, mechanical stability, and bioactivity. A new family of silicate-based glasses has been prepared and applied to metallic implants using a simple enameling technique. The graded approach used here reduces stress between layers, and preliminary indentation tests (see Figure) indicate a strong glass–metal adhesion.