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

(5N) 99.999% High Purity Aluminum Oxide Powder (5N) 99.999% High Purity Gallium Oxide Powder 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 Dendritic Pieces Gadolinium Pieces
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 Dendritic Pieces 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