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High-performance metals in medical technology

Responsibility for people and the environment

Metals are indispensable components in daily work for people’s healthy well-being. Refractory metals are used very frequently in the medical-technical field. They are particularly durable and corrosion-resistant, making them a good choice for use in surgical instruments and implants. All over the world, teams from physics, chemistry and medicine are researching and working on achievements around innovative performance. Tungsten is even used for labelling pacemakers and the like, so that the important indications can also be made visible in X-ray images.

Use of refractory metals in medical technology

Refractory metals such as tungsten, niobium, tantalum or molybdenum can also be used as alloys with other metals to improve their properties for use in medical technology – even in the form of implants they bring new quality of life to people.

Examples of the use of refractory metals in medical technology

  • Computer tomographs
  • X-ray machines
  • Collimators
  • Isotope containers
  • Tube components
  • Radiation protection