For titanium medical instruments and implants, we do finishing treatments by an anodizing process. In conformity with the ISO 13485 standards this process enables improvement of the wear and tear and corrosion of the medical instruments and implants.
How does the Anodization of titanium work?
Titanium Anodizing is a surface treatment process not only to protect the titanium parts (anodizing enables an improvement on resistance of the metal to heat, wear and tear and corrosion) we can also give a colour to your parts this enables obtaining naturally tinted parts without additives or chemical products.
Anodization is an electrolytic finishing process for titanium parts
This process enables to form a very thin layer (some nanometres) of titanium oxide. Concerning the colour, it is obtained through an optical effect and varies according to the thickness of the metal.
In the medical domain, titanium anodization is a process frequently used for medical implants. Not only does it improve the biocompatibility of the metal parts but in addition to this, in adding colour it permits to distinguish the different parts one from the other and limits traceability errors.
Our teams can carry out titanium anodizing in compliance with the ISO 13485 standards that define “Quality Management Systems” requirements concerning medical devices.