September 25, 2016
September 25, 2016


Manufacturing products for health care applications can be difficult due to the exacting standards demanded. As human lives are at risk, medical devices must be safe, durable, and resilient. To accomplish this critical task, health care equipment must be constructed with the highest-quality metals. At USTI, we supply a variety of different types of metals to the medical and health care industry for a number of applications.


Titanium is lightweight, strong, highly resistant to corrosion, and perfect for a number of medical applications. Its biocompatibility makes it ideal for use in:
  • Implants
  • Surgical instruments
  • Wheelchairs
  • Crutches


Though not used extensively in the medical field, copper does show promise due to its antimicrobial properties. It has been shown to destroy strains of dangerous pathogens like E. Coli, influenza, staph, and c-diff. Research is being undertaken for its use in meal trays, door handles and other metal items that are often pathways for infections. All of these critical metals are available through USTI in a wide range of metal forms including, sheet, coil, strip, plate, pipe, bars, wire, round bar, and tubing.

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