TY - CHAP A1 - Jim C.E. Odekerken A2 - Tim J.M. Welting A3 - Jacobus J.C. Arts A4 - Geert H.I.M. Walenkamp A5 - Pieter J. Emans ED1 - Mahmood Aliofkhazraei Y1 - 2013-05-22 PY - 2013 T1 - Modern Orthopaedic Implant Coatings — Their Pro’s, Con’s and Evaluation Methods N2 - Surface engineering can be defined as an enabling technology used in a wide range of industrial activities. Surface engineering was founded by detecting surface features which destroy most of pieces, e.g. abrasion, corrosion, fatigue, and disruption; then it was recognized, more than ever, that most technological advancements are constrained with surface requirements. In a wide range of industry (such as gas and oil exploitation, mining, and manufacturing), the surfaces generate an important problem in technological advancement. Passing time shows us new interesting methods in surface engineering. These methods usually apply to enhance the surface properties, e.g. wear rate, fatigue, abrasion, and corrosion resistance. This book collects some of new methods in surface engineering. BT - Modern Surface Engineering Treatments SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55976 DO - 10.5772/55976 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-21 ER -