Stainless steel, such suitable material for almost all kinds of applications, medical grade stainless steel is the top material used in the medical industry. Could it stand a high level of acids during sterilization and cleansing?
Stainless steels have played a pretty important role in the medical industry ranging from crucial surgeries, biomedical implants, to surgical operations. The criticality of such application requires these steels to be highly safe in the human body with its compounds and also, highly resistant to a high level of stringent acids involved in cleansing and sterilization.
These surgical stainless steels are made of major elements such as chromium, nickel, and molybdenum which significantly contribute to the steel’s over-all properties. The added elements have given capabilities for surgical steels to exhibit the following:
- Rust proof
- High corrosion resistance
- Antibacterial properties
- High heat resistance
Uses in Medical Industry
Medical steels have a huge use in industrial and domestic applications, a perfect material for surgeries, hospitals, and paramedic purposes. With the excellent properties they possess which include good formability, high strength, reliability, hygiene, and manufacturing precision, manufacturers sought them to create medical tools from medical knives, scalpels, clippers, syringes, needles, surgical clamps, scissors, to surgical blades. These tools are manufactured from high-strength stainless steel grades to meet extremely tough and super stringent cleansing and sterilization which other stainless steel grades can’t withstand. Medical stainless grade steel is also used in the production and handling of food and pharmaceutical products anywhere it is regularly required to minimize metallic contamination.
Uses in the Marine Industry
Medical stainless is also used in marine environments and is known by SAE 316 marine grade stainless steel. The corrosion resistance characteristics of all stainless steel are prominent. Medical stainless rustproof capabilities enable it to be used in high corrosion prone areas.
Medical Steels from Forte Precision Metals, Inc.
At Forte Precision Metals, Inc., we specialize in providing our customers with the best products for their different requirements. We strongly implement Quality Inspection to make sure our metals meet the standards and handle high-performance applications.
Along with our commitment to giving only the best for our customers, we make sure we can meet all your requirements from rigorous machining to finding you the best material for any application. Various metal and steel products are available and can be worked according to custom sizes of your specific requirements. Forms may include bars, tubes, sheets, & plates.
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