Strong and clean medical implants are essential for their functionality, longevity, patient safety, and to minimise complications or risks associated with implantation. They play a critical role in successful medical procedures and the overall well-being of the patients who receive them.
If you are already well aware of the factors manufacturers must take into consideration when manufacturing implants then skip to our detailed explanation of how our wet blasting technology can help achieve the desired results. And if you are a manufacturer of prosthetics then scroll to the bottom of this page for our section on finishing prosthetics and/or visit our composites industry page.
Manufacturers of patient-safe implants will need to meet the most rigorous standards of excellence, taking the following into account…
Medical implant manufacturers are increasingly turning to Vapormatt to provide wet blasting equipment that delivers the perfect finish every time.
Our wet blasting technology gives manufacturers more efficient, repeatable, and more effective finishing by delivering…
Perfect surface preparation: Wet blasting can effectively clean the surface of medical implants, removing burrs, surface imperfections, contaminants, and residues without damaging the implant's surface. This preparation is crucial for ensuring proper adhesion of coatings or facilitating subsequent treatments like sterilisation.
High levels of precision and control: Wet blasting allows for precise control over the pressure and abrasive mixture, enabling tailored treatments for different types of implants. This control ensures uniformity in surface finish, which is critical for biocompatibility and functionality.
Reduced material stress: Compared to dry blasting methods, wet blasting tends to generate less heat, reducing the risk of altering the material properties of the implant. This helps maintain the integrity of the implant's structure and material composition.
Thanks to recent advances in additive manufacturing, medical implants are increasingly manufactured using the technology. Wet blasting is highly suited to finishing AM components in all sorts of different industries including medical implant manufacturing. Learn more about wet blasting additive manufactured components by visiting our dedicated industry page.
When it comes to prosthetics wet blasting offers a gentler cleaning action on composite surfaces, eliminating fibre damage. Reduced heat generation during processing prevents damage to any heat-sensitive materials. Surface finishes are improved to help enhance comfort and dust is suppressed during the finishing process for a safer and more environmentally friendly working environment. Wet blasting is also a highly versatile finishing process that's suitable for different types of prosthetic materials. This adaptability allows for customisation based on the specific requirements of the prosthetic being manufactured. Learn more about wet blasting composite surfaces by visiting our dedicated industry page.
Our wet blasting technology gives medical implant manufacturers the ability to produce safe, strong, biocompatible and uniformly finished implants every time. And, our technology can do this in a considerably more safe and environmentally friendly way compared with the other type of blasting technology, dry blasting.