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ASTM Standard covers unalloyed Ti components for implants.
Press Release Summary:
Mar 27, 2013 - Subcommittee F04.12 on Metallurgical Materials has developed ASTM F2989, Specification for Metal Injection Molded Unalloyed Titanium Components for Surgical Implant Applications. According to E04 member Matthias Scharvogel, this standard allows for design of new geometries and reduces manufacturing costs. It covers chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for 3 grades and also defines requirements asÂ baseline for regulatory bodies.
Original Press Release
Unalloyed Titanium Components Used for Surgical Implants Covered in New ASTM Standard
Press release date: Mar 25, 2013
ASTM F2989 covers the chemical, mechanical and metallurgical requirements for three grades of metal injection molded unalloyed titanium components to be used in the manufacture of surgical implants.
Matthias Scharvogel, managing director, Element 22 GmbH, and an F04 member, says that the manufacturing process for implants made by metal injection molding allows for the design of new geometries and reduces manufacturing costs.
“Through ASTM F2989, the material properties of metal injection molded unalloyed titanium components can be directly compared to components that are made with conventional methods,” says Scharvogel.
In addition to manufacturers and medical companies, ASTM F2989 will be used as the basis for laboratories that test the material properties of the metal injection molded component. The standard also defines the requirements as a baseline for the regulatory bodies.
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ASTM Committee F04 Next Meeting: May 21-24, 2013, May Committee Week, Indianapolis, Ind.
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