medical Materials

An Introduction

Featured on this page is an example of the products which we are most frequently asked to supply. As a source and supply specialist, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a specific material or application which you may require, but that you don't see represented on this 'site. Our niche is in finding and supplying the materials which others can't. 

Aluminium in Medicine

Aluminium usage in medicine is limited to external applications on account of its nature to corrode when implanted. However, it finds much use in other areas of medicine where its light weight, strength and easy formability are a boon to manoueverability in weightbearing applications.

Uses

Crutches | Zimmerframes | Wheelchairs

Nickel in Medicine

Whilst it is a reactive element, causing allergic episodes for some people, Nickel still has many uses in medicine where it increases the corrosion resistance of Stainless Steel surgical instruments and creates a string magnetic field when used in MRI machines. 

Uses

Alloy used in surgical Stainless Steels | Magnets in MRI machines

Steel in Medicine

Steel is central to the Medical Industry due to its broads range of applications. It is the material of choice for manufacturing surgical tools, staples and needles as it is strong, easy to sharpen, and is able to be thoroughly cleaned without degradation.  It is also used for much of the hardware around medical institutions too. 

Uses

Surgical instruments | Staples | Needles | Hardware including beds & stretchers | Artificial heart components | Medical implants

Titanium in Medicine

As the most bio-compatible metallic element, Titanium is used extensively in the world of medicine. Titanium has a very low electrical conductivity which aids an oxide layer form on the exterior via electochemical oxidation, maintaining the ambient pH levels. As it is non-reactive, strong, relatively easy to form and 3D print, it is commonly used as a material used for medical implants. The most oft used grades are; Grade 2, which it is useful for casting into shape, Ti-6Al-7Nb, where Neobium is added to increase bio-compatibility, and Grade 23, which is essentially Grade 5 with extra low interstitials.

Uses

Artificial heart components | Artificial knee & hip joints | Dental implants | Bone plates | Screws and fixings | Orthopaedic implants

Carbon Fibre in Medicine

Aluminium usage in aeronautics goes back as far as the aeronautical industry itself. Indeed, the Wright brother's struggle to find an engine with the specifications they required, namely a weight of 90Kg and a power output of 8hp, lead them to develop their own engine using a cast aluminium block. The use of this material and their ingenuity surpassed even their own expectations, creating an engine which weighed 77Kg and offered 12hp. Its low mass, high strength and sheer breadth of alloys suitable to meet the physical requirements of air travel make it absolutely essential to almost all aircraft's construction.

Use

Aircraft structures

Kevlar in Medicine

Aluminium usage in aeronautics goes back as far as the aeronautical industry itself. Indeed, the Wright brother's struggle to find an engine with the specifications they required, namely a weight of 90Kg and a power output of 8hp, lead them to develop their own engine using a cast aluminium block. The use of this material and their ingenuity surpassed even their own expectations, creating an engine which weighed 77Kg and offered 12hp. Its low mass, high strength and sheer breadth of alloys suitable to meet the physical requirements of air travel make it absolutely essential to almost all aircraft's construction.

Use

Aircraft structures

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