Many medical and dental tools as well as other supplies in the medical inudstry are made with various grades of titanium alloys. The graphic below, Titanium in the Medical Industry: Benefits and Applications, provides a brief of why and how this metal is so efficient and reliable in the industry.
Titanium has been used in dentistry applications since the 1940s (but the first titanium dental implant didn’t appear until 1965). Using titanium in surgeries began in the 1950s, and exploded throughout the medical industry, particularly in, but not limited to, cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures.
Everyday medical implants such as pacemakers and artificial joints having titanium parts is common knowledge, but the strength, resistance to bacteria, and lightweight structure make it a ideal substance for producing operational tools and medical supplies and device parts.
Due to titanium being biocompatible and anti-bacterial, plus it’s avaliability on the market, research and development of new medical applications are advancing fast. And with the majority of the population in the U.S. getting increasingly older, that will result with an increase in demand for many medical procedures that currently involve, or could in the future involve, titanium. Due to this an investment in R & D should be well rewarded. To build a better understanding of titanium applications and advantages in the medical field, please continue reading.