Metallic Materials

316L (Trauma implants)

CoCr (Knee & hip implants)

Ti64 & Ti64 ELI Joint reconstruction (knee, hip, shoulder), trauma implants, spinal implants

TiCP (CMF implants, foot & ankle)

Non-metallic Materials

Ceramic materials (e.g. Alumina, Zirconia) Femoral ball heads, acetabular liners

Resorbable lactide based polymers Bone graft implants, pins, suture anchors

PEEK all kind of long-term implants, spinal cages

UHMW-PE Bearing material for artificial joints

316L - stainless steel type 316L is the extra low carbon grade of 316, generally used because the parts can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, shot-peened, polished and coated if required. Typical applications include engineering for functional prototypes and small to medium series, parts requiring high corrosion resistance and sterilisability, pharmaceutical, food, chemical and process industry parts, and medical tools.

Polyamide - Models in polyamide are constructed from a white, very fine, granular powder. The result is a strong, somewhat flexible material that can take small impacts and resist some pressure while being bent. The surface has a sandy, granular look, and is slightly porous. It is used to develop new arm cast technology.

Titanium - The high strength, low weight ratio and outstanding corro- sion resistance inherent to titanium and its alloys has led to a wide and diversified range of successful applications which demand high levels of reliable performance in surgery and medicine as well as in aerospace, automotive, chemical plant, power generation, oil and gas extraction, sports, and other major industries.

Ti6Al4V - also has numerous applications in the medical industry. The biocompatibility of Ti6Al4V is excellent, especially when direct contact with tissue or bone is required.

Cobalt Chromium - CoCr alloys are widely used for medical prosthetic implant devices. The alloys are especially used where high stiffness or a highly polished and extremely wear-resistant material is required. CoCr alloys are the materials of choice for applications such as knee implants, metal-to-metal hip joints and dental prosthetics.