In this field, ceramics are sought for their properties that enable them to meet the following specific requirements:
- High level of hardness
- Resistance to wear (friction, scratching, durability)
- Electrical strength
- Low thermal expansion
- Thermal insulation
- Chemical inertia/resistance to chemical corrosion
Applications / Constraints
The field of medical instrumentation is a major user of advanced ceramics for a wide variety of applications, such as:
- Electrical insulators and wear parts for surgical tools
- Electrical insulators for lasers, X-Ray tubes, particle accelerators, etc.
- Electrical insulators and mechanical components for medical imaging, medical equipment, gas or fluid analysers, etc.
- Surgical microcomponents, for pacemakers/defibrillators
- Stators, cylinders, pistons, valve components, etc.
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