We are a world leader in manufacturing ceramic components and complex ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies for surgical tools, medical instrumentation, therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. We have an in-depth understanding of the requirements, standards and processes of medical markets around the world.Get a quote
Our high-quality medical ceramics are favoured by healthcare device manufacturers and the medical professionals for their exceptional physical characteristics and performance. Our medical engineering expertise means we can make optimised healthcare ceramic products such as:
Ceramic blood shear valves
High power voltage feedthroughs
High voltage ceramic insulators
Ceramic windows for Linac
Charge dissipative coated ceramics
High voltage feedthroughs
Metallised ceramic insulators
X-ray tube components
High reflectivity laser cavities and connectors
Biocompatible hermetic feedthroughs
Braze alloys preforms
Ceramic to metal packages
Ball mills and balls
Evaporating basins, incinerating dishes, combustion boats
Filter discs and plates
Mortars and pestles
Melting, filter, and Gooch crucibles & lids
Spoon and ladle spatulas
Spot and desiccator plates
Robotic end effectors
Our ceramic materials provide superior wear, strength, and electrical characteristics for structural applications like x-ray tubes and robotic surgical tools. Ceramic materials provide a barrier to prevent bodily fluid ingress and resistance to harsh reagents and cleaning chemicals used in medical instruments, making them an excellent choice for haematology applications.
There are many types of medical devices where ceramics are used. Each device depends upon certain characteristics of the ceramic. These include:
In addition to certain ceramics being considered biocompatible, other properties such as hermeticity, electrical and thermal insulation, hardness, wear or erosion resistance can provide the performance the specific device requires.
Electrical resistivity increases with ceramic material purity, which means a conventional alumina of 94% purity will deliver a decreased dielectric strength (of 8.6 kV) compared with market-leading alternatives like Morgan’s Alumina AL-300®, with purities of 97%, achieving dielectric strength of 15 kV/mm in lternating current (AC).
For high-voltage applications, the key benefits to specifying power tubes which have been manufactured using high-purity alumina to achieve a dielectric strength of 15 kV/mm in AC can be summarised in three points, smaller components, optimised performance, and increased lifespan.