Materials used

Materials used

All materials used for production of our devices are provided by the leading European suppliers (Germany, England, Switzerland and USA) and correspond to international standards.

Pure titanium Grade 4
ISO 5832/2

Outstanding biocompatibility of pure titanium is today one of the main reasons for its use in implants. Its high resistance to corrosion and compatibility with the body are due mainly to the formation of a stable titanium dioxide on the surface.

 
Titanium Aluminium Vanadium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V (TAV)
ISO 5832/3
Compared with pure titanium this allow has a higher strength combinated with slightly lower elasticity. The allow was originally developed for the aeronautic industry, but has proved to be effectively used in medical technology.
 
 
Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum alloy, CoCrMo 
ISO 5832/4
CoCrMo alloy combines in itself good mechanical properties and high tribological quality owing to gomogeneous repartition of hard metal carbides in the microstructure. In combination with fructure-tough basis CoCrMo  matrix, this material offers perfect parameters for a long-wearing implant. Because of its biocompatibility this material is recognized by international standards as an implant material .  
Ceramic Aluminum oxide, Al2O3 (BIOLOX)
ISO 6474
High performance ceramic biocomposite material with great tribological features. It is characterised by excellent material properties - chemical and hydrothermal stability, crack resistance and excellent wettability.  Synovia is absorbed by ceramic surface and works as a micro-layer of lubricant.
 
 
Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, UHMW PE 
ISO 5834/2

Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene has proved its worth as a material for tribologically strained prosthetic components in many years of practical application. The outstanding feature of this component is particularly its low coefficient of friction and relatively low wear rate. Further typical features of polyethylene are its low density and its low weight in comparison with metallic materials, its very low water absorbtion and its low swelling in an aqueous medium.  

 
Stainless steel (corrosion-resistant) 1.4441
ISO 5832/1
Classic material used in surgical operations and implantation.