With baby boomers growing older and medical technology becoming increasingly sophisticated, manufacturers of specialty steel tubing are riding a double-digit growth wave.
By Robert S. Brown Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA, USA Alloys for medical and dental products must have an exceptional range of properties to meet the increasingly demanding manufacturing requirements and service conditions of this growing industry. Many different grades have been used successfully for the more common applications in Orthopaedics, cardiology, general surgery, instrumentation [...]
Published in European Medical Device Manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corporation Reading, PA, USA Carpenter Technology Corporation has developed a series of specialty alloys that can be considered to meet the latest requirements of the medical and dental industries for hand-held instruments, implanted fixation devices, replacement joints and orthodontic material. Similarly, Dynamet, Inc., a Carpenter subsidiary based [...]
New Stainless Hand Tools Have High Strength, Toughness For Service In Corrosive Or Clean Room Environments
A new line of high-performance, stainless steel hand tools offers a unique combination of attributes that have been considered useful to the medical, biomedical, biotech, pharmaceutical, food, nuclear, marine and other industries concerned with clean room sterility and/or exposure to corrosive environments. SteriTool™, Div. Of Nautitool, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, specializing in stainless steel tools, has [...]
By: Michael J. Walter Medical Alloy Specialist Carpenter Technology Corp., Reading Pa. For some time, the medical device industry has expressed interest in a biocompatible, nickel-free stainless steel as an alternative to the alloys commonly used in implantable Orthopaedic devices such as bone plates; bone screws; fracture, trauma and spinal fixation components; hip and knee [...]
Continuing advances in surgical techniques are requiring more instruments that use metal tubular components. The design requirements for these instruments are becoming ever more demanding as the procedures become more complex and confined. This article appeared in MD&DI magazine.