Medical implant OEMs set their sights on ceramics | 8/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
Fagersta, August 2013 – Practically all of the major medical implant OEMs are actively pursuing, in one way or another, the viability of manufacturing various common implants from ceramic materials. Ceramics are perfect for implant use. They provide much higher levels of strength, wear resistance, smoothness and biocompatibility when compared with metals and polymers. However, ceramics lack one very important quality – machinability.