When it comes to medical inventions, the materials you use must be carefully considered. Because medical machinery and building supplies have to follow strict safety guidelines to be useful to the medical industry, the supplies used in medical innovation are limited to durable, hygienic materials such as the following.
Stainless steel has long been used to fulfill safety requirements for both food prep and medical uses because of its strength, high corrosion resistance and hygienic qualities. From surgical tables and equipment to oral hygiene instruments, medical grade stainless steel is a reliably hygienic material that fits precise production regulations that make it able to be easily cleaned and reused time after time in medical tools and equipment.
As an antimicrobial artificial material, solid surface is an excellent builder material for doctors’ offices and hospital rooms. Easily maintained and durable, this renewable surface is a great choice for windowsills, countertops and even furniture. The long-lasting nature of this nonporous, acrylic-based product makes it ideal for medical surfaces that go through a great deal of use.
One of the newer and lesser-known medical materials is a cobalt-chromium alloy. As one of the most difficult substances to produce and manufacture, this biocompatible alloy is so well-suited to medical uses that it is often used in surgical implants. With durable attributes that limit the possibility of allergic reaction or immune response, it has even been widely used in dental and orthopedic procedures.
Medical-grade instruments, equipment and surfaces follow stringent regulations to be safe and hygienic for the majority of the population. Materials that are nonporous, hygienic and easy to clean and maintain have been developed specifically for the fulfillment of these guidelines to make up the majority of medical inventions. Though they may have different uses, the attributes of stainless steel, solid surface and cobalt-chromium alloy make them perfect materials for innovators to use in order to solve medical-grade problems.