AMETEK Specialty Metal Products – Leading global manufacturer of high-performance metallurgical products

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) consists of six leading global manufacturers of advanced metallurgical products:

AMETEK SMP’s high performance strip, powder and tube products are produced in a range of high-quality alloys that offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance.

Metal strip and foil for orthopaedic devices and medical implants

High-precision metal strip products manufactured by Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford. Medical alloys include CP Ti Grades 1, 2, 4, Ti Grades 5, 9, 23 and SS 316LS, SS420, MP35N. Applications include implanted devices, arterial stents, surgical instrumentation, pacemaker and neurostimulator enclosures.

Titanium strip products for implantable enclosures are produced with fine grain size for drawability, superior surface finish, and short lead-times. Titanium can also be reduced to thin gauges (to 7.5 micron), low roughness (<2 µinch Ra) or high roughness (>25 µinch Ra) for electrode, cathode and antenna applications. Hamilton works in many other medical alloys including MP35N for stents and spring connectors, Stainless steels for surgical instruments and battery enclosures, and resistance alloys for medical diagnostics.

SMP Wallingford specialises in high purity Nickel Strip for electronics and battery connectors in critical medical applications.

Shaped wire for orthodontic brackets and MRI machines

Shaped wire products for use in both orthodontic brackets and toothbrush staple wires manufactured by AMETEK SMP Wallingford.

Shaped Electrolytic Copper (C11000) wire used in magnetic application requiring high copper content and rectangular cross sections. Our Channel Wire is produced in long lengths to minimise joints and is tightly toleranced to ensure field integrity.

Titanium powders for coatings of joint replacement devices

High quality titanium powders for thermal spray and joint-replacement applications manufactured by Reading Alloys. Key application is for porous titanium coatings used in total joint replacement devices including artificial hips, knees, elbows and shoulders.

Alloys include commercially pure (CP) titanium powders, magnesium reduced titanium sponge powders, titanium hydride powders and titanium 6Al-4V. Titanium coatings offer excellent biocompatibility properties and corrosion resistance.

High-purity master alloys for titanium medical devices

High-purity master alloys used in precision titanium medical devices, surgical instruments, wheelchairs and crutches manufactured by Reading Alloys.

Precision tubes for cardiovascular and trauma applications

High-performance seamless or welded and drawn tubing manufactured by UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube. Both businesses produce tubing in an extensive range of high-performance stainless steel, titanium and specialty alloys including MP35N, 316V, C22, 718. Applications include: implantable heart valves, Cardiac Rhythm Management, vascular stents, trauma & orthopedic implants (screws and nails), endoscopic surgical instruments and spinal cages.

With a total of six manufacturing locations and a network of global sales offices, AMETEK SMP has the ability to develop custom metallurgical solutions for medical applications in which reliability and quality are paramount.

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