Industry Spotlight: Biomedical
We specialize in the production of coatings for a wide range of biomedical industry applications. Biomedical products, in the form of implants and more, need to be resistant to corrosion as well as biocompatible. If you manufacture biomedical implants, it is imperative that you consider opting for bioceramic coatings. Our top-notch quality thermal spray coatings boost bio-compatibility, provide EM I/ RFI shielding and enhance wear resistance in a wide spectrum of biomedical implants, components and devices, no matter big or small.
Types of Biomedical Coatings that A&A Coatings Produce
For starters, below is a quick look at our current biomedical coating capabilities:
- Bio-compatible: We produce bio-compatible coatings using specialized materials that enable the user’s body to accept medical implant prosthetics more easily. We are able to produce porous Titanium coatings too.
- Wear resistant: With proper application of wear resistant coatings, your parts is protected against corrosion, fretting, adhesive issues, cavitations and more.
- Dielectric: A&A Coatings utilize materials such as oxide ceramics to produce coatings for electronic components. Our dielectric coatings possess strengths up to 1,000 volts per mil.
- Electrically conductive: We have access to a wide variety of spray coating materials and that’s why we are able to achieve varying degrees of electrical conductivity. Whether it is molybdenum, aluminum or copper, we got your back. If you require materials that can perform in high temperature applications, we offer molybdenum-disilicide and iron-chrome-aluminum materials too!
- Thermal barriers: At A&A Coatings, we utilize a great array of materials to provide highly effective thermal barrier coatings. If you require thermal barrier coatings that can withstand extremely high temperatures, we recommend partially stabilized zirconium oxide materials for your coatings.
- EMI/RFI shielding: Many modern biomedical devices require some form protection against electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference. We are able to produce EMI/RFI shielding coatings that are compatible with a wide range of substrate materials, including carbon-fiber composites, carbon-carbon and plastics.
Common Thermal Spray Applications in the Biomedical Industry
Now that you are familiar with our biomedical thermal spray coating capabilities, let’s find out more about the typical applications that these coatings can serve.
- Elbow joints
- Vertebral blockers
- Hip joints
- Knee joints
- Bone nails
- Shoulder joints
- Tooth implants
Biomedical Coatings Have Also Been Used to Enhance Tissue-Biomaterial Interface
In order to improve biocompatibility, endogenous tissue in-growth, mechanical stability, proliferation and differentiation and cell migration, great importance must be given to morphological and chemical characteristics of biomaterial surfaces. At A&A Coatings, we have the ability to produce thermal spray coatings that can enhance the degree of tissue interaction of an implanted device.
In addition, we can apply specialized coatings to the surface of prosthetic devices, and obtain new and healing stimulating properties in the process. Whether you need to coat dental implants or orthopedic prostheses, we are experts in a broad range of thermal spray processes, including High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) and plasma spray processes.
If you want to know more on how the biomedical industry has benefitted from our services, don’t hesitate to contact us today.