World implantable medical devices stimulate demand for titanium growth
The demand for titanium in the world's medical device implants is growing rapidly, with hip and knee products dominating.
According to data released by SIEMENS, only the United States market, as of 2030, artificial hip joint and knee implants demand is expected to exceed 4 million, an increase of 300% in 20.
Titanium implants are widely used in the medical field, and the standard sizes and types of artificial hip joints are up to more than 10, which were unimaginable a few years ago.
Titanium implants for medical implants are mainly used in artificial joints, but the number of titanium plates and titanium mesh used for rebuilding damaged bone is also increasing.
The reason titanium is widely used in medical implants is that it does not rust and does not react with human tissues. In addition, the bone growth depends on the surface characteristics of the specially made titanium implants.
New medical applications are also growing rapidly. Early in the year, Europe implanted its first titanium chin. The implant is made in belgium. The lower jaw is made of laser fused titanium powder in the metal layer, which is called rapid prototyping.
An unusual application of titanium is the placement of plastic surgical implants.
The titanium coating developer and supplier is the United States APS materials company, which uses plasma spraying and other technologies to film titanium implants on implants. The coating is usually CP (industrial pure titanium) or standard 6-4 titanium alloy.
Coating designs are designed to assist anchor planting devices that support bone growth. They have been used in hip and knee joints, as well as disc replacement and other medical applications.