Precision metal strip and wire for medical devices at MD&M Minneapolis

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Meet the AMETEK SMP Team at Booth #2538

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), a leading global manufacturer of precision strip and shaped wire, high-purity metal powders, master alloys and tubes for critical medical applications, will exhibit at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, October 31-November 1, 2018. MD&M Minneapolis is the largest medtech event in the US Midwest, offering both a major supplier showcase, as well as extensive educational and networking opportunities.

Five of AMETEK SMP’s businesses – Hamilton Precision Metals, SMP Wallingford, Reading Alloys, Fine Tubes and Superior Tube – will demonstrate their expertise in manufacturing advanced metallurgical products in a range of high-quality alloys that offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance.

Working with an extensive portfolio of high-performance alloys, Hamilton Precision Metals produces precision strip and foil for implantable devices. It produces titanium strip products for implantable enclosures with fine grain size for drawability, superior surface finish, and short lead-times. Titanium also can be reduced to thin gauges (to 7.5 micron), low roughness (<2 µinch Ra) or high roughness (>25 µinch Ra) for electrode, cathode and antenna applications. Hamilton works in many other medical alloys, including MP35N® for stents and spring connectors, stainless steelsfor surgical instruments and battery enclosures, and resistance alloys for medical diagnostics.

SMP Wallingford specializes in high-purity nickel strip for electronics and battery connectors in critical medical and defense applications.  It also produces specialty shaped wire for orthodontic brackets, toothbrush staple wires, and channel wire for superconductors in MRI machines.

In addition to its metal strip products, AMETEK SMP will exhibit the following products from Reading Alloys, Fine Tubes and Superior Tube:

  • High-quality titanium powders for porous hip, knee and spinal implant coatings
  • High-purity master alloys used in precision titanium medical devices
  • Precision tubes for implantable heart valves, cardiac rhythm management, vascular stents, trauma and orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, and spinal cages

With a total of six manufacturing locations and a network of global sales offices, AMETEK SMP is able to develop custom metallurgical solutions for medical applications in which reliability and quality are paramount.

MP35N® is a registered trademark for SPS Technologies.