June 2019

Most surgical tools rely on some type of metal in their construction. This could be surgical grade stainless steel, tungsten, titanium, or another alloy. These materials are prized for their high resistance to corrosion, salt, high temperature, organic acids, and for other features that make them safe for introduction into the human body. However, since these surgical instruments all have a metallic aesthetic, they can be easily confused for one...

Instrument Sterilization Trays and Implant Caddies must offer demanding end users both dimensional stability and a high heat resistance. Unfortunately, traditional polymers do not perform well during the manufacturing of these trays or during in use exposure conditions. Most polymers would end up warping during the milling process or during the steam sterilization process the trays go through once they are in the field. The challenge for Stoll Metalcraft, a...