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Orchid's Technical Insights Explored Through White Papers

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Orchid has published a number of white papers that walk through simplifying supply chains and utilizing technologies in orthopedic manufacturing. These include studies on how to make cutting tools safer for patients while reducing costs, titanium coating on PEEK for spinal implants, and strategies for protecting profits in our market. Below is a summary of some of our white paper topics.

High Impact and Improved Corrosion Resistance for Bone Cutting Tools
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions has developed a form of 17-4ph stainless steel which, following initial testing, increases the impact strength by up to 5 times and vastly improves its corrosion resistance, whilst maintaining all other properties, such as tensile strength and hardness. This is anticipated to make broaches and rasps safer for the patient, more reliable for the surgeon and reduce overall costs for the provider by maintaining the cutting edge for longer and thus increasing its serviceable life.

VPS-Titanium Coating on PEEK Substrate for Medical Devices
Porous titanium coatings onto polymers are of great interest to medical industries. A vacuum plasma spray (VPS) process has been developed to coat PEEK with a micro porous biomimetic titanium coating. This study reports the experimental characterization of the topography and microstructure and of the mechanical strength of the VPS Pure Titanium Coating HeniaPore™-K on medical grade PEEK substrates. These results provide quantitative guides for the design of orthopedic implants for which such coating is used to enhance anchorage to bone tissues.

A New Generation of Porous Ti Coating on Metallic Substrate for Medical Devices
The Henia1000™ has been designed to fill a gap in the market by producing a porous coating outside of the capabilities of a sintered coating. The Henia1000™ Titanium vacuum plasma spray (VPS) process can be applied to Ti6Al4V, CoCr and Zr-alloy substrates, which combines the biocompatibility of titanium with the excellent wear properties of cast cobalt chrome. This new generation of porous biomimetic titanium coating provides comparable strength, coating morphology and thickness to a conventional titanium sintered porous coating

Preparing for Change: Strategies for Reducing Costs and Protecting Profits in the New World of Medical Device Manufacturing
This white paper examines emerging trends in the United States and abroad affecting the profitability of orthopedic medical devices and introduce effective strategies that will help OEMs sell high-quality products that hit cost targets and improve patient outcomes.

Expanding Opportunities with a Simplified Supply Chain: Transformational strategies for improving outcomes and cost along the medical device value chain
This white paper will review some of the market trends driving supply chain consolidation within the medical device industry and examine the benefits of collaborating with a supplier that can provide complete solutions for every step of the value chain.

New case studies are coming soon, so check our white paper page to stay updated on new topics!

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