High quality tubes are critical components for heart valves, pacemakers, vascular stents, trauma and orthopedic implants as well as endoscopic surgical instruments and spinal cages.
Key alloys include medical-grade stainless steels and titanium alloys including Ti grade 5 and specialty alloys MP35N and 316V.
Precision Strip and Foil
These high purity materials are used in implantable enclosures, surgical instruments, stents, PCBs, electronics and more. Alloys include CP and Titanium alloys, as well as Stainless Steels 316LS & SS420 and MP35N® for stents and spring connectors, resistance alloys for medical diagnostics as well as high purity Nickel strip for battery applications. Titanium strip products for implantable devices are produced with fine grain size for drawability, superior surface finish, and short lead-times. We can now also produce grades 9 and 23 to facilitate the external charging of implant device batteries.
The titanium strip and foil products can be reduced to ultra-thin gauges with low roughness or high roughness for electrode, cathode and antenna applications.
Our specialty shaped wire products are used for orthodontic brackets, toothbrush staples and superconductors used in MRI scanners.
Hydride-Dehydride Titanium Powders
For biocompatible implant coatings used in total joint replacement devices including hip, knee, spinal, shoulder and maxillofacial implants.
Our metallurgical expertise enables us to engineer customized titanium morphologies – blocky and angular, spongey, or equiaxed morphology to promote osseointegration. Other advantages include custom particle sizes and conformance to ASTM F67 and F1580. Ti grades include CP Ti, Ti 6A/4V and Magnesium & Sodium reduced Ti Sponge.
AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) is a leading global manufacturer of advanced metallurgical powder, tube and strip products for the most critical applications.
As a division of AMETEK, Inc., AMETEK SMP has six manufacturing facilities in the UK and the USA.
Reading Alloys, Fine Tubes, Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford are known for their metallurgical and engineering expertise in manufacturing specialty metal products for the medical industry in which quality and performance are paramount.
Our advanced metallurgical products are custom-made in a range of high-performance alloys that offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance for critical medical implants and devices.