Medical technology

Products of technical ceramics are isolating, thermally resistent, biocompatible and sterilizable. Due to this and also due to the production possibility of smallest, thin walled and high precise parts, these products are perfectly suitable for different applocations (instrumenst but also implants)

Examples of products for medical applications

Endoscop nozzles

For example, Argon Plasma Coagulation has become an established endoscopic method for the hemostasis and devitalization of tissue. Injection-molded parts of technical ceramics are extremely well suited for these types of medical applications due to their material properties.

The material is insulating, thermally stable, biocompatible, functional and can be cleaned or sterilized using conventional methods. The CIM manufacturing process allows fabrication of extremely thin walls and different, intricate geometries at smallest space. Today, ceramic nozzles hardly larger than a match head, with axial or lateral gas outlets, are available for users.

Endoskopduesen

Application / Functionisolating
Additional funtionsto guide, to protect, to spray
Materialmixed Oxide Ceramic ATZ
DimensionØ 1,7 mm Wandstärke 0,25 mm
Weight1,2 gr

Special features:

  • fracture tough and wear resistant
  • biocompatible
  • chemical resistant
  • sterilisable
  • Miniaturization
  • cross drill hole with different angles
  • thinn walls (0,15 mm)

Ceramic screws

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRT) is an imaging method for displaying organs in medical diagnostics. When using strong magnetic fields, metallic foreign bodies in the human body can affect the result of the MRT. Ceramic components eliminate this problem.

Zirconium oxide is biocompatible, non-magnetic, thermally stable and can be stressed mechanically. The CIM manufacturing process allows a host of different geometric designs (i.e. inner or outer hex) and the most intricate, sharp-edged geometries at minimal space. A variety of different ceramic screws of differing lengths, diameters and head shapes are available for users.

Endoskopduesen

Application / Functionstabilization
Additional funtionsto guide, to isolate, to connect
MaterialZirconia ZrO2
DimensionDifferent length between 5 – 13 mm
Weight0,2 gr

Special features:

  • fracture tough and wear resistant
  • biocampatibel
  • chemical resistant
  • sterilisable
  • Miniaturization
  • Different geometrical designs, due to interchangeable inserts in the same mold
  • MRT Compatible