ATI's Mission Critical Metallics® are building blocks for many of the miracles of modern medical devices and equipment. From knee and hip implants to orthopedic screws and braces, dental implants, spinal implants, cardiac stents and pacemaker lead wires, our titanium, stainless steel, and superalloy products help provide strength, formability and biocompatibility.
Our niobium-titanium alloys help provide superconducting magnets to power MRI equipment, and in radiation therapy, our tungsten products help provide shielding for tissue and equipment.
Titanium alloys, cobalt-based alloys and zirconium-niobium alloys are used for implants, medical equipment and surgical tools.
Tungsten heavy alloys are used for the radiation shielding needs of IMRT (intensity modulated radiation treatment) machines,Tungsten heavy alloys which ultimately, help save lives through eliminating cancerous cells and protecting the healthy surrounding tissue.
Biocompatible nickel-titanium shape memory alloy is used for stents to support collapsed or clogged blood vessels. ATI's ultra-fine diameter (0.002 inch/0.051 mm) titanium wire is used for screens to prevent blood clots from entering critical areas of the body. In addition, titanium bar and wire are used to make surgical screws for bone repair.