The Porous Titanium Plasma coating has been designed to fill a gap in the market by producing a porous coating outside of the capabilities of a sintered coating. The Porous Titanium Plasma process can be applied to Ti6Al4V, CoCr and Zr-alloy substrates, which combines the biocompatibility of titanium with the excellent wear properties of cast cobalt chrome. This new generation of porous biomimetic titanium coating provides comparable strength, coating morphology and thickness to a conventional titanium sintered porous coating.
This study reports the experimental characterization of the topography, microstructure and mechanical strength of the Porous Titanium Plasma coating. These results provide quantitative guides for new designs of orthopedic implants, for which such coating may be used to enhance the long-term anchorage of the implants to bone tissues.