Ceramics in the Medical Industry

Advanced technical ceramics are becoming more prevalent in the field of medical and cancer research. Ceramics have many properties that make them ideal to be used in the application of medical and cancer research because they are non-magnetic, do no conduct electricity and do not out-gas.

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.

Ceramics are chosen for their critical functionality and reliable performance in the field, including the following advantages:
  • Flexural strength
  • Biocompatibility
  • Chemical resistance
  • Density and stiffness (Young’s modulus)
  • Compressive strength
  • Electrical insulation
  • Dielectric strength
  • Hardness
  • 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
Medical Industry
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In-Body Devices

Ceramic materials are used for modern medical processes and in-body devices such as bones, joints, teeth, and other medical applications.

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Medical Instruments

Ceramics are an ideal material for medical instruments and products due to their superior dimensional stability, physical wear, and strength.

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MRI Scanners

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.

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PPE & Health Protection

Printing using ceramic parts have been instrumental in the printing of PPE, including the marking and coding of masks, respirators, gloves, bottles for fluids, etc.