This work investigates the influence of plasma-sprayed deposits on the fatigue life of coated specimens. Hydroxyapatite (HA) and TiO2 were deposited on dog-bone shaped substrates under different spraying conditions while measuring in-flight particle temperature and velocity. The coated specimens were then subjected to cyclic bending with constant deflection and the number of cycles to failure was recorded. It was found that the higher the temperature and velocity of particles during spraying, the greater the improvement in fatigue life up to a maximum of 46% compared to uncoated samples.

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