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Medical Metallurgical Testing

From precision tools that help diagnose patient conditions to implantables that improve their quality of life, medical devices play a vital role in everyday life. Understand the characteristics of the materials your medical devices are made of with reliable testing and engineering services from SGS MSi.

medical metallurgical testing

SGS MSi determines the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical characteristics of materials using destructive examination methods. The clients we serve ultimately utilize the data obtained to ensure compliance. An A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, our capabilities include:

  • Specification Conformance
  • Material Validation
  • Supplier Qualification
  • Raw Material Testing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • EDM assessment
  • Laser-Etch evaluation

Chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical testing help product manufacturers and end users confirm the performance capabilities and establish operating ranges of materials manufactured into medical devices. With more than three decades of experience, our team of engineers, scientists, and technicians is well positioned to examine and validate your specimens. Common tests we perform for this industry include:

  • Tensile
  • Chemistry
  • Bend
  • Metallography
  • Microstructure Examination
  • Inclusion Rating
  • Grain Size
  • Susceptibility to intergranular attack

At SGS MSi, we can examine and certify specimens to nearly any industry standard or customer-specific requirement. Materials used in the medical industry are often tested against the following:

  • ASTM B338
  • ASTM B348
  • ASTM F67
  • ASTM F90
  • ASTM F136
  • ASTM F138
  • ASTM F560
  • ASTM F562
  • ASTM F1472
  • ASTM F1537
  • ASTM F2063
  • ASTM F2229
  • ISO 5832-2
  • ISO 5832-3

We analyze a wide array of materials destined for use as medical devices. Some of them include:

  • Titanium
  • Cobalt-chromium
  • Tantalum
  • Stainless steel
  • Nitinol

The equipment at our laboratory in Melrose Park, IL is calibrated regularly to certify accuracy. Calibration records are available upon request.

We provide a detailed report listing test type, parameters, and results obtained when analyzing materials. The language we use is clear and easy to understand. All engineering reportsare presented with a summary conclusion of our findings, any criterion supporting those results and, if appropriate, insights into possible failure avoidance.

Ensure materials are suitable for their intended use with reliable analyzing and certifying services from SGS MSi. With an unwavering commitment to quality, we’re your materials testing provider.

Contact us to learn more about our medical field materials testing and engineering services.

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