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The medical industry involves the manufacture and distribution of medical equipment, devices and supplies used in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. The industry requires materials that meet stringent regulatory standards, as well as the ability to manufacture parts and devices with precision and consistency. Medical materials must also be biocompatible, meaning they will not cause an adverse reaction when in contact with living tissue. 

Why Powders?

Metal powders are used in a variety of applications in the medical industry, including the manufacture of implants, surgical instruments and dental devices. The use of metal powders in medical applications allows the creation of complex shapes and structures that would be difficult to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. In addition, metal powders can be used to create porous structures that promote tissue growth and integration. 

The metal powders produced by the ATO Lab Plus ultrasonic metal atomizer are ideal for use in the medical industry due to their high purity and low oxygen content. This makes them suitable for use in biocompatible applications. In addition, the controlled particle size distribution of ATO metal powders ensures consistent manufacturing results. 

The medical industry uses a variety of alloys depending on the application. Some commonly used alloys include titanium, stainless steel, cobalt-chromium, and magnesium. These alloys offer various properties such as biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, and strength.

Examples of Metal powder applications
in Medical industry

Orthopedic Implants

Orthopedic implants like bone plates, screws, and joint replacements are made from metal powders like titanium, cobalt-chromium, and stainless steel.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, and they are frequently made from metal powders like titanium and its alloys.

Medical instruments

Medical equipment like surgical tools, needles, and dental tools are all made from metal powders like titanium, cobalt-chromium, and stainless steel.

Drug delivery

Metal powders, such as iron and magnesium, can be used in drug delivery systems.

Tissue engineering

To create porous structures that can support tissue growth, tissue engineering uses metal powders like titanium and its alloys.


The manufacture of prosthetic limbs, joints, and other parts often involves the use of metal powders, such as titanium and its alloys, cobalt-chromium, and stainless steel powders.

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