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Abstract

Fretting and fretting corrosion at the contact area between the screw hole of a type 316LR stainless steel bone plate and the corresponding screw head was studied. The attack on the 316LR stainless steel was only shallow. Mechanical grinding and polishing structures were exhibited by a large portion of the contact area. Fine corrosion pits in the periphery were observed and intense mechanical material transfer that can take place during fretting was revealed. Smearing of material layers over each other during wear was observed and attack by pitting corrosion was interpreted to be possible.

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2019. "Screw Hole With Fretting and Fretting Corrosion of a Type 316LR Stainless Steel Plate", ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Medical and Biomedical Devices

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