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High performance metal strip, powder and tube products for critical medical applications


AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) supports the medicals markets with a diverse range of custom metal products for critical medical applications in which reliability and quality are paramount.

Our advanced metallurgical products are manufactured in a range of high-performance alloys that offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance.

  • Precision strip and foil for such implantable devices as pacemaker and neurostimulator enclosures
  • Shaped wire for orthodontic brackets, toothbrush staples and superconductors used in MRI machines
  • High-quality titanium powders for porous hip, knee and spinal implant coatings
  • High-purity master alloys used in precision titanium medical devices
  • Precision tubes for implantable heart valves, cardiac rhythm management, vascular stents, trauma and orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, and spinal cages
High performance powder, strip and tube products for critical medical applications
  • Metal strip for orthopedic devices and implants +

    High-precision metal strip and foil products manufactured by Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford for implant applications. Medical alloys include CP Ti Grades 1, 2, 4, Ti Grades 5, 9, 23 and SS 316LS, SS420, MP35N. Applications include implanted devices, arterial stents, surgical instrumentation, pacemaker and neurostimulator enclosures.

    Titanium strip products for implantable enclosures are produced with fine grain size for drawability, superior surface finish, and short lead-times. Titanium can also be reduced to thin gauges (to 7.5 micron), low roughness (<2 µinch Ra) or high roughness (>25 µinch Ra) for electrode, cathode and antenna applications. Hamilton works in many other medical alloys including MP35N® for stents and spring connectors, Stainless steels for surgical instruments and battery enclosures, and resistance alloys for medical diagnostics.

    SMP Wallingford specializes in high purity Nickel Strip for electronics and battery connectors in critical medical applications.

  • Shaped wire for orthodontic brackets, toothbrush staple wires and MRI machines +

    Shaped wire products for use in both orthodontic brackets and toothbrush staple wires manufactured by AMETEK SMP Wallingford.

    Shaped Electrolytic Copper (C11000) wire used in magnetic applications requiring high copper content. Our channel wire for superconductors in MRI machines is produced in long lengths to minimize joints and is tightly toleranced to ensure field integrity.

  • Titanium powders for joint replacement devices +

    High quality titanium powders for thermal spray coating and joint-replacement applications manufactured by Reading Alloys. Key application is for porous titanium coatings used in total joint replacement devices including artificial hips, knees, elbows and shoulders.

    Alloys include commercially pure (CP) titanium powders, magnesium reduced titanium sponge powders, titanium hydride powders and titanium 6Al-4V. Our titanium coatings offer excellent biocompatibility properties and corrosion resistance.

  • High-purity master alloys for titanium medical devices +

    High-purity master alloys used in precision titanium medical devices, surgical instruments, produced by Reading Alloys.
  • Precision tubes for cardiovascular and trauma applications +

    High-performance seamless or welded and drawn tubing manufactured by UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube. Both businesses produce tubing in an extensive range of high-performance stainless steel, titanium and specialty alloys including MP35N, 316V, C22, 718.

    Applications include: implantable heart valves, cardiac rhythm management, vascular stents, trauma & orthopedic implants (screws and nails), endoscopic surgical instruments and spinal cages.