Trauma plates with 50x greater fatigue resistance compared to metal offer new treatment options and significant cost-saving potential for healthcare providers.
Victrex has developed a new PAEK-based polymer and an innovative hybrid moulding technology. This allows engineers to overmould a PAEK-based composite with fiber-reinforced PEEK injection moulding materials. The polymeric advancement allows engineers to design stronger, lower cost components that are up to 60% lighter than typical metal and thermoset systems.
The unique material properties of the JUVORA Dental Disc improve, among other things, efficiency and accuracy in the CAD/CAM fabrication in dental laboratories with no modification to an existing CAD/CAM infrastructure required.
On Wednesday 1 October at 12 noon, at EUROSPINE 2014 in Lyon, France, Invibio Biomaterials Solutions (“Invibio”) is hosting a symposium looking at how PEEK-OPTIMA® Spinal Rod components offer a semi-rigid posterior fixation solution that can help bridge the gap between stiff all-metal constructs and dynamic treatment options. Invibio is a world-leading solutions provider of PEEK polymer-based biomaterials, manufacturing and R&D for medical device manufacturers.
Thornton-Cleveleys (UK) – Solution-based and geared towards target industries, Victrex’s new website is now available at www.victrex.com. It enables visitors to quickly and selectively access detailed information, save documents to their personal library and share data with colleagues. Clear messages, complemented by a fresh, modern design join forces to deliver a unique digital experience. “Shaping Future Performance” is both, the overarching motto of the website and Victrex´s driving principle. For more than 35 years, high performance PAEK (Polyaryletherketone) thermoplastics like VICTREX® PEEK, coupled with the company’s know-how, have helped to increase performance in applications for key industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, Electronics and Medical.
Accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 reinforces Invibio’s position as a pioneering, reliable R&D partner that consistently invests in knowledge and technologies to bring superior products and components to medical device manufacturers.
VICTREX PEEK is overmolded around the connector pins which provides excellent insulation and long-term reliability. OneSubsea Diamould connectors are capable of wet-mate and de-mate cycles without loss of operational integrity and are rated to 3,000 meter water depth.
Three high performance Victrex thermoplastics have been added to a leading material and modelling database called Digimat-MX to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs. The material modelling data stored on the database helps engineers predict the behaviour of composite materials especially when replacing metals.
Victrex places the highest priority on the protection of health, safety and environment and is continuously raising the bar. The prestigious RoSPA award recognises the successful efforts of all employees and our strong risk management culture.