Powder morphology has a decisive influence on the successful integration of the bone with an implant: An ideal material that produces very porous surfaces, is Hunter Sponge Titanium powder, used in medical thermal spray applications. A unique Oerlikon Metco development now eliminates their major drawbacks and increase their efficiency in medical implant production.
While the morphology of Hunter Sponge Titanium powder allows for creating enhanced porous coatings, the material has one major disadvantage: It contains needle-like particles that can be up to 1 mm (0.04 in) long and frequently clog equipment such as the powder ports on thermal spray guns.
Oerlikon Metco’s unique, newly designed Hunter Sponge Titanium products without needles:
- Increase production rates by 400%
- Reduce cost for additional work and downtime
- Increase safety, because the operator doesn’t have to go into the spray chamber as often
- Ensure more reliable, repeatable coatings