American Elements manufacturers biomedical grade metals and alloys used in a variety of applications in the medical field including biocompatible implants, surgical instruments, orthopedic rods, pins and plates and medical and dental implants. Products include medical grade titanium alloys, surgical steel, cobalt-chromium based alloys, precious metal alloys, and ceramic materials.

Implant alloys are typically derived from three materials systems: stainless steels, and titanium alloys. Cobalt-chromium based alloys and (aluminum oxide or zirconium oxide) are employed in making orthopedic implants.

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Innovation Case Study #23: American Elements Creates Unique Alloy for Coronary Medical Implants

#23: American Elements Creates Unique Alloy for Coronary Medical Implants

The Challenge

The development of new medical implant technologies has been accompanied by an equally important development of the advanced materials used in their construction. Abrasion resistance, fatigue strength, hardness and damage tolerance all play critical roles in the acceptability of new potential metallic or ceramic material.

The Innovation

American Elements has been working with medical device and implant manufacturing to develop alloys and ceramic materials to meet this need as well as the production processes to meet strict FDA standards.

The Result

Several new materials are just being launched for use including a titanium-aluminum-vanadium alloy prepared in a novel composition as a next generation coronary implant structural material.

Selected Products Supplied to the Medical Devices Industry

3D Printing Graphene Ink Aluminum Boride Aluminum Boride Sputtering Target Aluminum Oxide Powder
Aluminum Silver Sputtering Target Beryllium-Copper Alloy Bismuth Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Bismuth Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Brass Electrodes Cadmium Zinc Telluride Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticle Dispersion Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles
Calcium Pyrophosphate Carbon Rod, Glassy Cobalt Chromium Alloy Cobalt Nanoparticle Dispersion
Cobalt Nanoparticles Copper Iron Alloy Copper Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Copper Rod
Gadolinium Pieces Gallium Oxide Powder Germanium Oxide Powder Gold Marker Bands
Gold Nanocubes Gold Nanoparticle Dispersion Gold Nanoparticles Gold Nanostars
Gold Powder Gold Rod Gold Tube Gold Wire
Hafnium Carbide Granules Hafnium Foil Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticle Dispersion Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Iron Blocks Iron Cubes Iron Foil Iron Nanoparticle Dispersion
Iron Nanoparticles Iron Rod Iron Sheet Lanthanated Molybdenum Alloy
Magnesium Pieces Medical Grade Titanium Molybdenum Wire Nickel Cermet
Nickel Nanoparticle Dispersion Nickel Nanoparticles Nickel Titanium Powder Nickel Wire
Palladium Marker Bands Palladium Tube Palladium Wire Platinum Gold Crucible
Platinum Iridium Foil Platinum Iridium Gauze Platinum Iridium Marker Bands Platinum Iridium Tube
Platinum Iridium Wire Platinum Marker Bands Platinum Tube Platinum Tungsten Alloy
Platinum Wire Platinum-coated Tantalum Ribbon Platinum-coated Tantalum Wire Platinum/Gold Conductor Paste
Silicon Nitride Powder Silicon Pieces Silver 2-Ethylhexanoate Silver Carbonate
Silver Chloride Silver Chloride Ink Silver Nanoparticle Ink Silver Nanoparticles
Silver Nitrate Silver Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Silver Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Silver Oxide Powder
Silver Sulfadiazine Silver Sulfate Silver Titanium Alloy Silver-Exchanged Zeolite
Stainless Steel Nanoparticles Stainless Steel Powder Tantalum Blocks Tantalum Carbide TaC
Tantalum Cubes Tantalum Disc Tantalum Foil Tantalum Marker Bands
Tantalum Nanoparticle Dispersion Tantalum Nanoparticles Tantalum Powder Tantalum Tube
Tantalum Wire Tin(II) 2-Ethylhexanoate Tin(II) Iodide Titanium - Commercially Pure (CP)
Titanium Aluminum Vanadium Alloy Titanium Aluminum Vanadium Powder Titanium based Niobium Zirconium Tantalum Alloy Titanium Blocks
Titanium Foam Titanium Foil Titanium Hydride Titanium Nanoparticle Dispersion
Titanium Nanoparticles Titanium Palladium Alloy Titanium Powder Titanium Ribbon
Titanium Tube Titanium Wire Tungsten Alloy Collimator Plates Tungsten Collimator Plates
Tungsten Ribbon Tungsten Rod Tungsten Tube Tungsten Wire
Ytterbium Oxide Powder Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Nanoparticle Dispersion Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Zirconium Carbide
Zirconium Carbide Sputtering Target Zirconium Oxide Powder Zirconium Powder