Z. Zimniak, M. Marciniak, M. Zalewski, R. Bedzinski
TITANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS AS A MATERIAL FOR MICROPROTHESIS USED IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Titanium is one of the most desirable material due to its durability, low density, toughness, corrosion resistance, highly creepresistant and biological compatibility. All of these mechanical and physical qualities make titanium useful in almost every area of life, especially in biomedical engineering. In ossiculoplasty they play important role, because it is possible to create very small prosthesis, which is light, strong and has satisfactory acoustic properties. This paper presents results of uniaxial compression experiments on cylindrical samples.