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MEDICAL

Working with medical equipment and implant manufacturers for over three decades, Nitrex has developed process- and application-specific know-how to help medical manufacturers achieve process optimization in manufacturing, as well as ensure that heat-treated implants, tooling, and medical equipment meet or exceed performance and design expectations from the most stringent certification agencies in the world.

Nitrex experts are always available to work with medical tool specialists and implant experts to develop new solutions that will support an aging and more active population that requires less invasive surgery and state of the art products to maintain their active lifestyle.

There are four ways in which implants and tooling for the medical industry are made:

  • Machine milled or drilled
  • Casting – molten metal is poured into a mold
  • Forged – metal is shaped into its final form with the use of forces such as bending or hammering
  • Additive manufacturing

 
All these processes require heat treating, and Nitrex can provide the required expertise to meet the most stringent industry requirements and certification standards.

HEAT TREATING SERVICES

The following heat treating services are among those provided by Nitrex HTS:

Nitreg® Potential Controlled Nitriding

Nitreg®-C Potential Controlled Nitrocarburizing & ONC® post-Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing Oxidation

Vacuum Treatments

RFQ

 

TURNKEY NITRIDING SYSTEMS

Nitrex nitriding/nitrocarburizing systems and technologies deliver superior quality and performance, improving the wear and corrosion resistance of a number of steel types.

Nitriding Systems

Nitriding Technologies

RFQ

 

VACUUM HEAT-TREATING SYSTEMS

From vacuum-brazing to precipitation-hardening furnaces

Horizontal Vacuum Series

Vertical Furnace Series

Vapor Phase Aluminizing

RFQ

 

UPC-MARATHON CONTROL UPGRADES

Ideal for new or retrofit installations, UPC-Marathon control upgrade solutions meet industry-standard requirements and provide precise and reliable process control for greater savings and improved product quality.

Control Upgrades

RFQ

Screws
Plates
Knew implants
Rapes
Buttress plates
Neutralization plates
Bridging plates
Prosthetic implants
Pins
Locking plates
Angled plates
Anterior cervical plate
Monoaxial screws
Polyaxial screws
Cages
Mesh

The most common metals and alloys used in implants are stainless steel, cobalt-chrome alloy, titanium, and nickel-titanium alloy (nitinol). Other metals, such as gold, platinum, silver, iridium, tantalum, and tungsten, are also common.