Superior Medical Grade Alloys, Stainless Steel, and Titanium for Demanding Biomedical Applications
Because of their excellent mechanical, physical, and biological performance, Carpenter Technology specialty alloys, stainless steels, and titanium materials are ideally suited for a wide variety of biomedical applications, including surgical instruments, medical devices, prosthetics, and reconstructive, spinal, and trauma orthopedics.
By their very nature, any biomedical equipment or product used in or on the body must meet extremely stringent composition, fabrication, and functional standards. Our expert metallurgists continue to make advancements in high-quality iron-, nickel-, cobalt-, and titanium-based medical grade alloys that offer superior strength, formability, cleanliness, and biocompatibility to meet the most demanding medical material specifications.
Materials Engineered for Demanding Applications
Carpenter Technology’s diverse materials portfolio of more than 300 grades of specialty alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and metal powders make it possible for our customers in the Medical market to produce high-quality medical devices and surgical instruments that are biocompatible.
For instance, premium specialty alloys—such as CarTech® BioDur® CCM® alloy, CarTech BioDur CCM Plus® alloy, CarTech BioDur 108, CarTech MP35N, and CarTech L-605—along with other titanium, cobalt, and stainless steel materials, excel in a range of desirable biocompatibility properties and are particularly successful in the implant and joint replacement sector. Carpenter Technology's proprietary CarTech Custom 455® Stainless, CarTech Custom 465® Stainless, and CarTech Custom 475® Stainless offer superior strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance, which make them very popular choices for instruments.
Medical Grade Titanium Alloy Materials
Dynamet Incorporated, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation, is a leading supplier of medical grade titanium alloy materials. Within the medical world, titanium is the metal of choice due to its favorable biomedical characteristics, including inertness to bodily fluids and tissues as well as high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and superior osseointegration capabilities.
Our high-quality Dynamet titanium alloys such as CP Titanium Grades 1-4, Ti-6Al-4V, Ti-6Al-4V ELI, Ti-6Al-7Nb, and Ti-15Mo—are used by several of the world's top medical device manufacturers for applications that include joint replacement (knee, hip, shoulder, etc.), dental implants, ORIF surgery (screws, plates, rods, and pins), fusion hardware (pedicle screws and spinal rods), and vascular procedures (stents, coil occlusion, PDA closure, etc.).
Additionally, the alloy's non-ferromagnetic properties allow patients with titanium implants to be examined with MRI, NMRI, and MRT medical imaging / radiology equipment.
High-Performance Steel for Fine-Edge Applications
Our family of Carpenter CTS™ alloys offers the industry's most complete portfolio of blade and knife making steels—expertly engineered to exhibit varying degrees of hardness, toughness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and edge retention.
Carpenter CTS™ alloys—such as CarTech XHP, CarTech D2, CarTech 204P, CarTech BDZ1, or CarTech 440A— have achieved significant popularity among manufacturers of surgical instruments and medical devices, including scalpel blades, surgical scissors, and bone saws.
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