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Titanium Coating on PEEK Spine Implants

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orchid’s titanium coating on PEEK differentiates us in the market. The technology was developed at Orchid Switzerland (formerly Alhenia) and is sought after by our customers for spinal implants.

The spine, or vertebral column, is a bony structure formed from the vertebrae. It consists of 24 articulating and 9 fused vertebrae in the sacrum and the coccyx. All the vertebrae are separated with an intervertebral disc composed of cartilage. It plays a very important role as a shock absorber for the impact of the body’s daily activities, and keeps the two vertebrae separated
 

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Addressing the Challenges of Medical Device Plastics Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the medical device industry, plastic components are used in joint replacements, implant trials, interbody cages and instruments. The machining and molding of medical grade polymers can pose different challenges than the manufacturing of metal, particularly with the quality and cosmetic requirements of products that will be used in the human body. 

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