Ceramics in the Medical Industry
In medical research it is vital that the products used are reliable as the slightest variation in accuracy is unacceptable and ceramics are known for their reliability and consistency in applications. In the medical field research machines and parts often endure very high voltages and temperatures when they are in use and ceramic parts can withstand these without incurring any damage or reduction in functionality.
- Flexural strength
- Chemical resistance
- Density and stiffness (Young’s modulus)
- Compressive strength
- Electrical insulation
- Dielectric strength
- Corrosion resistance
- Food compatibility
- Piezo-electricity and dynamics
- Temperature resistance
- Thermal shock and fluctuation resistance
- Metalization (joining technology)
- Wear resistance
- Thermal expansion
- Thermal insulation
- Thermal conductivity
Ceramic materials are used for modern medical processes and in-body devices such as bones, joints, teeth, and other medical applications.
Ceramics are an ideal material for medical instruments and products due to their superior dimensional stability, physical wear, and strength.
MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body, and ceramics are amongst the most well-known electrically insulating materials.