2 Stainless Steel Uses in the Medical Industry – Ortho and Surgical

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Artificial stainless steel disc for neck.

Along with the athletes, patrons, sporting events and competition defining the London Olympics 2012, there comes another aspect to the global event.  Medical testing technicians, equipment and entire research labs coincide with the Olympic Games to ensure fair play practices.  So what does this mean to the stainless steel industry and why should you care?  Well, when seeing descriptions and videos of the testing centers, the use of stainless steel is apparent.  It is used in every aspect of the testing for the same reasons hospitals and medical centers use it on a regular basis too.  Thus, today I am going to share with you two ways the medical industry works with this durable, corrosion resistant metal.

Surgical and Orthopedic Equipment

The majority of surgical equipment is made from stainless steel or a similar alloy.  These metals are used for dissecting tools, tweezers, forceps, needles and more.  The reason why it is the metal of choice is due to the hygienic abilities it contains.  The metal is easy to sterilize and clean, which are two factors of obvious high concerns for medical practices and industries.  It decreases the risk of infection and spread of disease.  Without the workings of proper medical material, the cost and loss of such negative results can shut down medical facilities and cause thousands of people to lose their jobs and income.  Not to mention the loss of lives.  By simply changing the material to one that satisfies the requirements and lowers any external risks, you are providing patients with security, safety and peace of mind.

The surgical department is not the only department where you see these materials used.  The orthopedic arenas rely upon it too.

If you break an ankle, knee and/or foot then a doctor may require the insertion of screws and pins to be placed within the injured area to help you heal in a healthy manner.  These pieces are made from different types of stainless steel.  The location and purpose of the orthopedic implant determines what type of steel grade is needed for that specific objective.

To find out more about stainless steel and/or nickel alloy, call us today!

The Medical Industry Uses Steel!

Posted on February 28, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

The metal of choice for the medical industry is stainless steel!

Stainless steel is the most common metal used in manufacturing medical equipment.  There is a wide array of reasons why.  Let us take a look at some of these examples and why it is the metal of choice for the medical industry.

As you could imagine, the medical field has extremely high requirements for sanitation and cleanliness.  This is the reason why steel is the predominant metal seen in emergency rooms and hospitals throughout the world.  Hospital beds, disposable buckets for needles/hazardous waste and hospital wheelchairs all use stainless steel.  That is only a small portion of uses stainless steel has in the medical field.

When in surgery, a patient’s body cannot come into contact with instruments susceptible to corrosion or metal that deteriorates under extreme heat.  Steel does not corrode or alter when exposed to extreme temperatures found during some surgical procedures and sterilization techniques.  It remains clean decreasing the odds of disease and infections from spreading keeping patients and the medical staff clean, safe and healthy.

Steel is also very cost-effective.  This is important to hospitals and medical centers.  They buy mass quantities of equipment, furniture and other needs; thus, the material chosen needs to be inexpensive, durable and long-lasting.  Steel fulfills all these requirements.

Call us today and find out why stainless steel and nickel alloy are the right choice for your business needs.


A Closer Look at Stainless Steel Tubes

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Stainless steel tubes come in many different shapes and sizes.

For some people going to the dentist stirs up feelings of anxiousness and fear.  It brings up memories of being lectured about brushing and flossing properly in a similar scolded manner as when your teacher used to send you to the principal’s office.  But some of that fear could be diminished significantly when you realize the dental and medical equipment is made from stainless steel metal.

Why Steel Tubing is Right for Medical, Dental and Automotive

Stainless steel is a strong, stain resistant metal.  This metal is an ideal choice for a dentist or medical office.  If you look around your dentist’s office you see these machines pumping fluids and gas.  Inside these machines are circular tubes pushing the material through.  These are forms of steel tubing.  It is the same kind of tubing you find in exhaust pipes, engines and other necessary automotive parts.  These tubes are also effective in producing needles, hydraulic systems and fuel lines.  There is a wide array of techniques to create these tubes out of steel metal.  In some cases, manufacturers take a flat round disc of sheet metal and spin it on a horizontal surface.  This process is known as spinning.  There is another way to create steel metal tubes through a series of piercing a rod to form a circular, hollow show.  This is the most common method to create stainless steel tubing with attention to exact measurements, details and customized orders.

The best thing to do is to talk to one of our specialists.  He/she will be able to advise you regarding what is the best means to create steel bars to match your needs.



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