What are the Benefits of PEEK Plastics in Implant Surgery?

An established contract manufacturer of high grade materials, state-of-the-art machinery and innovative team-oriented services have recently upgraded their quality testing capabilities with a new Tinius Olsen 5ST, 5kN testing machine. The company deliver everything from spinal implants, pedicle screw systems, implant-grade PEEK spacers and other medical devices. 

Of particular interest for their quality program are their implant-grade PEEK spacers. PEEK, short for polyether ether ketone, is a semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer, with excellent mechanical and chemical resistance properties that are retained to high temperatures. 
This colorless organic polymer has various engineering applications, as well as being considered an advanced biomaterial for the use in medical implants. These are commonly known as PEEK implants and include minimally invasive spinal, lumbar and thoracic implants. It is also used with a high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), for creating a partial r…


Strain Rate control of a tensile test

Testing High Strain Materials in Tensile


3D Printing Leads the Way in Medical Breakthroughs

3D printing has evolved from science fiction to science fact and has led to an exciting and rapidly expanding market. 
The process enables engineers to check the fit of different parts long before they commit to costly production. Further examples include allowing architects to produce relatively low-cost scale models for their clients and, perhaps most excitingly, allows medical professionals and related technical developers to handle full-size, 3D objects printed from scanned data. Indeed, there are even companies now producing replacement body parts!
The continually increasing industry applications include products for automobiles, trainers, jewellery, plastic toys, coffee makers and all sorts of plastic bottles, packaging and containers. This also includes dental labs, who are using 3D printers to create crowns, bridges and temporaries such as night guards
There are also a wide range of educational uses.
A typical 3D printer is very much like an inkjet printer operated from a computer

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