MEDICAL

MEDICAL

In the medical industry, instruments must be of the utmost precision and quality.

Biocompatibility, a reduced friction coefficient and an improved wear and corrosion resistance are key in machining parts intended for the medical industry.

Lafer’s solutions can be used for coating surgical and/or dental instruments, as well as metallic prosthetic implants.

All coatings for the medical industry have received the biocompatibility certification under ISO 10993-5.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION
DENTAL

In the dental implant industry, Lafer’s medical coatings improve biological compatibility and tolerability of the implant itself.

Lafer’s treatments recommended for the surgical dental industry aim at reducing the friction coefficient, thus minimizing operating temperatures and the risk of necrosis.

Thanks to their high surface hardness, they also help to extend the service life of the instrument

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Surgical instruments must be of the utmost precision and functionality, even in challenging work conditions.

Mechanical and chemical resistance are crucial properties to guarantee excellent performance and durability over time.

Lafer’s coatings form a highly wear-resistant surface film that helps maintain product characteristics even after repeated uses and autoclave sterilization cycles.

Lafer’s medical coatings also play a significant aesthetic and functional role, as they make it easier to recognize each instrument in the operating theatre, thereby reducing the chances of error, as well as the amount of time required. 

DLC LAFER
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Carbon-based DLC coating deposited using PACVD technology.

The reduced friction coefficient limits operating temperatures of both the tool and fabrics. Moreover, thanks to the chemical inertness of carbon, it is a non-irritating and highly resistant coating in chemically aggressive environments.

COF REDUCTION

WEAR RESISTANCE

CORROSION RESISTANCE

INCREASE IN HARDNESS

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Multilayer tungsten carbide-based coating (W-C:H) deposited using magnetron sputtering technology.

Excellent as coating for gears or components that slide against one another in surgical instruments or prostheses, where friction needs to be reduced even when there is no lubrication.

COF REDUCTION

WEAR RESISTANCE

CORROSION RESISTANCE

INCREASE IN HARDNESS

TIN

Titanium nitride-based coating deposited using arc technology.

It is applied on medical instruments, including implants, to improve their performance during use and extend their longevity.

COF REDUCTION

WEAR RESISTANCE

INCREASE IN HARDNESS

CORROSION RESISTANCE