Dicronite® in Medical Devices

Key Considerations:

  • Can reduce friction and wear
  • Maximum 0.5 micron coating thickness enables precision tolerances and post-design fixes
  • Wide functional temperature range (-188°C to +538°C in air, up to +1316°C in vacuum)
  • Radiation and x-ray stable
  • Withstands common sterilization procedures
  • Biocompatible
  • FDA Medical Device Masterfile to support FDA device approval

Related Testing:

  • ISO-10993 for biocompatibility
  • ISO-13402 and ASTM F-1089 for sterilization of surgical hand instruments
  • Gamma ray stability for sterilization
  • ASTM F-945 for titanium stress corrosion
  • ASTM E-595 for vacuum stability/outgassing
  • Can support additional testing upon request

Example Applications:

  • Dental air-drill gear and bearing lubrication providing longer life, lower friction and reduced maintenance
  • Surgical tool hinge/pivot lubrication enabling higher precision tolerances, reduced wear and greater reliability
  • Anti-galling treatment for titanium and stainless bone fixturing hardware
  • Bearing, magnetic motion component and linear guide lubrication in vacuum environments inside medical imaging equipment enabling longer life and reduced cost
  • Guide wires, endo-surgical tool guides and cannula to reduce insertion force and minimize galling
  • Ophthalmological biopsy sampling device with sliding inside diameter sampling tube against outside diameter tube to prevent galling and reduce actuation force
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