6 Ways to Improve Medical Grinding-Polishing

Automation is enabling both improved sample quality and throughput for quality critical manufacturing. The automation trend is aiding multiple industries. Often in highly regulated industries, such as in medical, automation need to meet or exceed the quality of production or testing while also increasing output to be commercially viable. Medical grinding and polishing can take …

What’s the Difference Between Grinding Materials?

What’s the Difference Between Grinding Materials?

Materials have different properties, meaning each has its own quirks when processing. Both in precision applications and well-regulated industries such as in medical, understanding these behaviors becomes a matter of life or death. Here are several of the typical kinds of materials used for medical products and how they are prepared using high-volume grinding-polishing systems. …

Metallographic Preparation of Medical Implants – Stents, Orthopedics…

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Medical implants are increasingly used today, stemming from newer alloy developments and manufacturing techniques, such as additive manufacturing, necessitating a closer outlook at their microstructure usually with good mechanical strength, wear and corrosion resistant properties. Metallographic preparation of these components allows thorough inspection of microstructures, coatings (mainly hydroxyapatite) and potential imperfections from new manufacturing techniques. …