The proposed project will review the current state-of-the art in soldering and brazing for medical applications.
The proposed project will review the current state-of-the art in soldering and brazing for medical applications and identify:
Assessment of needs from the medical membership
Currently relevant materials, manufacturers and suppliers
Potentially usable materials based on historical data on the biocompatibility of metals
Recommendations on the use of solders and braze alloys in a range of applications
Alternative methods of joining materials where solders and brazes are prohibited eg for corrosion resistance
Opportunities for future collaboration (in all forms of TWI project work)
The review will focus on both the material combinations and the solders and braze alloys currently available as well as the impact this may have on the antibiotic (gentamycin) on the surfaces of any prosthesis.
Once a number of compatible material systems have been identified, it will be important to determine the environmental resistance of the joints in a medical application.
Relevant Industry Sectors
Medical, Electronics and Sensors
Technical and Economic Benefits
Increased likelihood of project work.
Increased membership potential in the medical sector.