Aluminum is a widely used material in a variety of medical applications, including stethoscopes and disposable equipment. The lightweight and durable nature of this metal makes it ideal for use in these applications.
Surgical and hospital devices must meet rigorous standards of performance, reliability and sanitation to ensure patient safety. Aluminium is a great choice for this application, as it can be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes to suit specific needs.
The best way to ensure your products are made of high-quality aluminum is to partner with a trusted supplier that has extensive experience in this area. That means providing guidance on everything from material selection to supply chain logistics, so that your products are of the highest quality possible.
Aluminum versus Carbon Fiber
In many engineering projects, a combination of carbon fiber and other materials is used to improve the performance of components. Using these hybrids allows for increased strength, rigidity and weight reduction without compromising on other characteristics such as durability.
For example, KUKA’s automated machine arms are made from carbon fiber to increase operating speed and reduce weight. A carbon fiber component can also be engineered to have improved strength and stiffness compared to an aluminum arm.
In addition to strength, carbon fiber has superior thermal conductivity compared to aluminum. This property enables heat to travel more quickly through the material, making it an excellent choice for applications that require rapid temperature changes.