Medical

Denton Vacuum enables innovation.

Denton Vacuum engineers products for medical and health applications using sputtering, PECVD (plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition) and thermal evaporation that enable users to reliably and economically improve health outcomes through production of biocompatible films and systems for manufacturers of instruments, implants and devices. PECVD engineered diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings can be applied by Denton PECVD systems to extend implant life and to sharpen and enhance the durability of surgical instruments. Denton medical products sputter conformal coatings on 3D medical implants for biocompatibility, wear resistance and color coding, among other applications.

Application within Medical

Partnering with medical industry innovators, Denton Vacuum has designed, engineered and installed biocompatible PVD and PECVD systems used on a wide variety of medical implants and instruments, including those in the medical areas of orthopedics, cardiology and neurology in applications for:

  • Instruments and Tools
  • Cell Attachment Surfaces
  • Medical Imaging
  • Implantable Devices
  • Wear Coatings
  • Color Coding
  • Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings

Systems for the Medical Industry

Denton Vacuum provides thin film technology for biocompatible PVD coatings—films that are very hard, very adhesive, wear-resistant, inert, low friction and designed not to react with bone, tissue or bodily fluids.  These film characteristics make these films extremely well suited for use on medical devices, components and surgical instruments.  Additionally, a hydrophilic lubricious coating can help improve patient comfort when applied to such medical devices as catheters, guidewires and other short-term implanted devices.

Other medical coating application provide such benefits as edge retention (surgical instruments stay sharp), reduced galling (stainless parts don’t interact with one another), competitive product differentiation [dark gold (TiN), silver-gold (ZrN) and black (AlTiN, also known as black TiN)]. Coatings applied to medical devices help reduce friction that may minimize irritation and inflammation, formation of scar tissue surrounding implanted devices or encourage the growth of tissues to help the healing process.

Denton Vacuum’s broad range of thin film technologies and over 50 years of experience provide the makers of medical instruments, implants and devices innovation solutions required to fabricate active and passive components, reduce friction, extend use, color code, and enhance biocompatibility.

Our products for medical and health applications use sputtering, PECVD (plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition) and thermal evaporation that enable users to reliably and economically improve health outcomes.

Processes within Medical

PECVD
Titanium nitride, TiAlN/AlTiN (Titanium Aluminum Nitride), CrN (Chrome Nitride) and
TiCN (Titanium Carbo-Nitride) coatings, for example, can be applied by Denton Vacuum PVD and PECVD systems to extend implant life and to sharpen and enhance the durability of surgical instruments. See Denton Vacuum’s research findings on fractal titanium nitride coatings.

Sputtering
Denton medical products sputter conformal coatings on three-D medical implants for biocompatibility, wear resistance and color coding.