Buehler Presents a Webinar: Assuring Medical Device Material Quality Through Metallographic Preparation of Medical Grade Alloys, Coatings and Ceramics
Today the manufacturing of medical devices and materials has exploded due to Covid-19. More companies are launching biomedical solutions to assist in living in today’s world. Buehler, a leading global manufacturer of scientific equipment is offering a webinar on Metallographic Preparation for Medical Materials and Devices, on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11am EDT or 4pm BST. Buehler’s webinar will include examples of sample preparation procedures for quality control or research of medical grade stainless steels, titanium and its alloys, cobalt alloys and other specialty alloys. In addition, the webinar will also highlight preparation approaches for ceramic based materials such as dental materials and coatings.
Medical implants and components utilize
different alloys and coatings for good mechanical strength, wear and corrosion
resistant properties, super elasticity and most importantly biocompatibility. The presenter of the webinar is Dr. Evans Mogire, Buehler EMEA Laboratory Technical
Manager. Dr. Mogire notes, “Medical components and materials
present unique metallographic preparation challenges relating to mechanical
damage during sectioning and grinding, including the potential to mask
microstructural details during polishing stages. Other potential concerns
during metallographic preparation can be hard or brittle material fracture,
ductile deformation in soft materials, formation of false porosity, edge
rounding effect affecting coated thickness evaluation and foreign contamination
from abrasives or suspensions used during polishing.” Dr. Evans is
based in the United Kingdom at Buehler’s European
Solutions Centre in a collaborative venture with Warwick Manufacturing Group
(WMG) with over 600 staff and a strong relation with over 1000 global
companies, offering support to over 1800 SMEs through dedicated programmes.
Part of WMG's Materials Engineering Centre at the University of Warwick campus,
Buehler’s new Solutions Centre aims to support academic und industrial research
on various technologies ranging from additive manufacturing, biomedical, energy
storage, machining and processing of metallic and composite materials to joining
The new laboratory is equipped with latest metallographic sample preparation equipment, including several abrasive and precision sectioning machines, high-end grinder-polishers and a spectral analysis system for chemical characterisation of materials. Available equipment also includes Buehler's latest hardness testers in varying degrees of automation and testing capabilities, and Nikon optical microscopes interfaced with Buehler's own image analysis software for ideal metallographic analysis.
The Buehler metallographic webinar will highlight the preparation challenges and approaches that should be adopted to achieve good quality, efficient and repeatable preparation, and the correct evaluation of medical components, materials and devices. The webinar is ideal for metallurgical technicians, engineers, quality control and laboratory managers in any metallography facility preparing medical materials or components. Registrants will receive a certificate for attending this webinar. https://www.buehler.com/buehler-webinar-registration.php For additional information, contact marketing at buehler dot com.
Since 1936, Buehler has been a leading global engineer and maker of innovative metallographic equipment and consumables used in specimen preparation and cross-sectional analysis across many industries. This year the company is celebrating the centennial for its Wilson hardness line which has been manufactured by Buehler since 2012. The Buehler presentation will focus on the metallographic preparation for medical materials and devices. For additional information visit www.buehler.com .
Buehler is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), and is based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company and global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. Buehler is a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis with offices in seven countries, sales distribution in over 100 countries, and over 45 Buehler Solutions Centers.
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