Surface Treatment Coatings
May 03, 2016
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions produces coatings that help bone connect with orthopedic implants. Orchid’s hydroxylapatite coating, shown here, offers a...
Apr 17, 2015
Jay Tourigny   Complex shapes can be coated with nearly frictionless PTFE dry lubricants, enabling complex tools to move, slide, rotate, and pivot...
Jan 28, 2015
Hinke Malda The U.S. population is aging. According to The International Journal of Epidemiology, the number of older people in the United States is projected...
Aug 04, 2014
By Jay Tourigny Medical device manufacturers need a carrier fluid to dilute concentrated silicone lubricants so a thin film of silicone can be applied...
Dec 17, 2012
Suited for such medical implantable applications as left-ventricular-assist-device (LVAD) heart pumps and artificial joints, the new range of diamond-like-...
Feb 18, 2011
Hydrophilic coatings exhibit water-loving characteristics. Chemically, this means they participate in dynamic hydrogen bonding with surrounding water. In most...
May 05, 2010
Many device design engineers and manufacturers do not realize the significant role that cleaning and coating methods can play in the consistency and quality of...
Sep 01, 2008
If you are not familiar with parylenes, you should be, especially if you make cardiovascular and surgical devices. This family of conformal coatings provides a...
Aug 01, 2008
  SURFACE MODIFICATION       Parylene coatings are used in a wide range of medical devices including stents, pacemakers,...
Jul 01, 2008
  R&D DIGEST     Joerg Lahann and graduate student Himabindu Nandivada analyze the surface of the polymer film using imaging...