Stainless Steels, nickel alloys, and other nickel-containing alloys are used extensively in the medical field. Included in the scope of medical applications is surgical implants, medical tools, health care equipment and fixtures, as well as dental tools and implants. Cosmetic body modification such as body piercing can also be considered as a medical application. For further details on this segment, see Applications and Materials Selection.
Related News and Articles
Shielding for Safety (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
Whether in hospitals, clinics or your private home, shielding of medical equipment from electromagnetic waves is critical for the proper functioning of these devices.
Sharp End (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
Nickel-containing stainless steels make the hypodermic needle a life-saver.
Rx: Stainless (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
Nickel-containing stainless steels are a vital component in both implants and medical instruments.
Other Nickel magazine stories about this industry
Health and Safety Aspects of Using Nickel-Containing Materials in Medical Applications
The Nickel Institute has written several advisory notes regarding the use of nickel-containing materials in various medical applications:
Also of potential interest for applications where skin contact (and thus potentially nickel contact dermatitis) is involved: Nickel and Jewellery