Medical Device Plating
Medical devices, instruments and implants are highly specialized and require the highest quality materials and coatings available. Medical device surface coatings help to improve the performance and quality of the medical instrument being utilized. Medical device coatings help ensure both the short and long term safety of the patients. This is especially true for implants that are placed inside the human body, as the finishing process contributes to the compatibility of the implant with human tissue.
Medical Device Coating Materials & Finishes for Improved Performance
Medical device plating for medical implants, instruments and devices is extremely important, as some types of metal are more biocompatible than others. Gold and titanium are electroplated onto metal medical implants to improve biocompatibility. In addition, metals such as stainless steel, cobalt-chromium and titanium-based alloys provide increased corrosion resistance. The types of metal plating and finishes that ENS offers, includes:
- Electroless Nickel Plating
- Gold Plating
- Silver Plating
- Copper Plating
- Tin Plating
- Nickel Plating
- Chemical Film
Nickel Plating Parts for Medical Equipment Companies
We provide advanced nickel-based medical device coatings and medical implant coatings for a wide range of medical equipment companies. Our medical device plating services provide the protection and reliability that the medical industry requires.
Nickel Plating Parts for Medical Equipment Factories
There is an abundant amount of medical equipment factories that create medical parts and devices that require the use of nickel-based medical device surface coatings. Our medical device coatings provide advanced corrosion protection and increased strength for medical devices.
Nickel Plating Parts for Medical Equipment
Nickel plating is often used for medical device surface coatings because it is strong, durable, malleable and provides excellent corrosion resistance. Nickel also exhibits a low coefficient of friction and is magnetic. Nickel plating is easily solderable using standard soldering techniques.
Medical Implant Coatings that are Safe & reliable
From surgical instruments to orthopedic implants, medical device surface coatings are commonly used within the medical device industry. While most devices are made with machined or pressed metal parts, many also use metallic coatings to improve the performance and quality of the final product. There are numerous benefits for utilizing medical device platings, these include:
- Sanitation - Cleanliness is extremely critical in the design of any medical product. Medical device coatings must adhere to the strict standards of the health industry. For reusable metallic devices, the surface that encounters human tissue must be easily sanitized and discourage the growth of bacteria as much as possible. This helps keep bacterial infections to a minimum. To this end, most medical devices and tools are electroplated with materials that exhibit antimicrobial properties.
- Corrosion Resistance – There are certain types of medical devices that must be repeatedly used, However, constant cleaning can often promote corrosion over time. That is why medical device plating are often used to help slow corrosion and extend the lifespan of this equipment.
- Strength – Electroplating medical instruments and devices can strengthen welds and promote more reliable adhesion It is especially effective when welding dissimilar metals such as nickel titanium and stainless steel.
- Catheter Braid Coatings – Medical implant coatings, such as those used on catheters helps to improve accuracy during the insertion of the catheter and provides improved kink resistance. This provides a more comfortable experience for the patient.
- Biocompatibility – Certain metals can have allergic qualities that produce a negative effect on the patient. To counteract these effects biocompatible medical device surface coatings can be used.
- Radiopacity – Certain types of high-density metals have radiopaque qualities that prevent radiation from passing through it. These types of medical device coatings are generally used for medical devices used during x-ray procedures.
Electroplated Medical Devices are Safe for Many Applications
Our medical device coatings and platings provide improved performance and extended working life for parts and components in all types of invasive and non-invasive medical instrumentation, tools, and equipment. This includes:
- X-ray equipment components
- Larger devices such as diagnostic equipment
- Handheld diagnostic devices
- Accessory mounts
- Orthopedic implants
- Surgical tools
- Analytical device components
- and more
We offer a broad spectrum of coatings, from electroless nickel plating to chemical film deposition and more. Our state-of-the-art facility and strict quality controls ensure the reliability and uniformity of our medical coatings.
Medical Device Plating Quality Control & ASTM Industry Specifications
To ensure that our metal platings meet our customers' quality expectations, as well as our own high-quality standards, ENS Technology maintains a fully-enclosed quality control suite in our facility. In addition, our ASTM certification provides reliance and the peace of mind of knowing that our services are backed by trusted certifications. ASTM specifications benefit us all by ensuring the compatibility of materials and guaranteeing that manufacturing processes meet certain standards so that the product will be suitable for the environment for which it was designed.