AMETEK SMP develops new titanium strip products

05 February 2019

Hamilton Precision Metals and SMP Wallingford, two of the six businesses that comprise AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), announced that they have added two new Titanium strip grades, grade 9 and 23, to their product portfolio for medical applications.

Having developed a proprietary production process for both Ti grades, the two AMETEK facilities are now able to produce a thin strip that ultimately offers external charging capabilities for implanted medical devices when incorporated to the external shell. This new production technology involves a cold rolling and annealing process that yields titanium strip with outstanding microstructure characteristics and formability properties.

Historically, Ti grades 1 and 2 are used for implantable medical devices such as CRM cardiac rhythm management and drug delivery systems. However, these grades don’t offer non-contact charging capabilities for batteries. Using grades 9 and 23 allows for the manufacturing of smaller devices that enable safe, external re-charging for a range of transformative neuromodulation and neurostimulation therapy applications.

Hamilton Precision Metals and SMP Wallingford will be exhibiting at the MD&M West on 5 February at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This is North America's medical device technology trade show and will offer an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how SMP’s advanced metallurgical products are supporting the medical industry.