Medical Equipment & Implant Applications: Medical Coatings
ASB Industries provides thermal spray coatings and cold spray coatings for medical equipment, implants, and devices. We utilize a variety of materials and processes in our medical coatings, making them highly customizable to the application at hand. This helps us ensure that the coating we create for your product will meet or exceed your expectations.
When applied to medical equipment, coatings can perform a number of functions. Using electrically dialectric aluminum oxide materials, our medical coatings can be used to provide EMI/RFI shielding to protect sensitive equipment from interference. They can also be used to repair framework and other structural components that may be difficult or expensive to replace.
ASB's spray coatings can be applied to medical implants as a way to help the human body accept the implant and to promote bone growth. Specialized materials such as hydroxyapatite (HAP), porous titanium, and calcium carbonate are ideal for medical coatings intended for this application. Our spray coating processes are capable of meeting the unique specifications and tight tolerances that are required for medical implants and automated systems can be used to ensure proper repeatability.
Why Use Medical Coatings?
Many modern medical devices use integrated electrical circuitry, and it is important that they are properly insulated. Our spray coatings are ideal for providing dielectric insulation for medical devices and instruments. The wide range of materials we work with allows us to easily create unique medical coating solutions for this type of application.
- Femoral stems
- Acetabular caps
- Knee, shoulder, elbow and finger joints
- Low oxide coatings
- Inter-connected porosity
- Inert or controlled bioactivity
- Engineered bond strengths
- Rapid bone growth and accelerated healing
- Porous, bio-active coating enables biomedical engineers to design implants that are greater suited to interact with bone tissue