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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.

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
Metal Medical Implants often tested by SGS MSi

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:

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.

ASTM B338Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Titanium and Titanium Alloy Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers
ASTM B348Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars and Billets
ASTM F67Standard Specification for Unalloyed Titanium, for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R50250, UNS R50400, UNS R50550, UNS R50700)
ASTM F90Standard Specification for Wrought Cobalt-20Chromium-15Tungsten-10Nickel Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R30605)
ASTM F136Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56401)
ASTM F138Standard Specification for Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
ASTM F560Standard Specification for Unalloyed Tantalum for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R05200, UNS R05400)
ASTM F562Standard Specification for Wrought 35Cobalt-35Nickel-20Chromium-10Molybdenum Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R30035)
ASTM F1472Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56400)
ASTM F1537Standard Specification for Wrought Cobalt-28Chromium-6Molybdenum Alloys for Surgical Implants (UNS R31537, UNS R31538, and UNS R31539)
ASTM F2063Standard Specification for Wrought Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys for Medical Devices and Surgical Implants
ASTM F2229Standard Specification for Wrought, Nitrogen Strengthened 23Manganese-21Chromium-1Molybdenum Low-Nickel Stainless Steel Alloy Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S29108)
ISO 5832-2Implants for surgery — Metallic materials — Part 2: Unalloyed titanium
ISO 5832-3Implants for surgery — Metallic materials — Part 3: Wrought titanium 6-aluminium 4-vanadium alloy