Moving Beyond Metal Spinal Implants

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 2:00:00 PM by Melessa Hamilton in Metal vs. Plastic

Moving Beyond Metal: Surgical Guides & Heart Valve Tools

Corrosion, wear, and patient metal hypersensitivities are prominent issues with metal spinal implants. Several medical researchers’ studies reveal metal spinal implant failures, metal staining of skin, unexplained pain and neurological effects.

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Metal to Plastic Conversion

Posted on May 19, 2017 11:25:37 AM by Tom Gilfillan in Metal vs. Plastic

 

          Since as early as the 1950’s, numerous metal part applications have been converted to plastic, beginning with the automotive and aerospace industries. More recently, the medical and oil & gas industries have also utilized metal to plastic conversions, yet a great deal more conversion opportunities remain unevaluated. Manufacturing designers and engineers may dismiss plastics simply because their part has historically been made from metal. Consequently, many manufacturers are missing the cost benefits and weight reduction, among other benefits, produced by plastic.

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