Medical steel grades are formed for surgical operations requiring high strength and resistance to withstand stringent sterilization and cleansing process.
Among all types of stainless steel types, austenitic 316 stainless and martensitic 420 and 440 stainless steel are best applicable for making “surgical steel“. These grades are also referred to as medical steel grades.
Medical steel grades possess such powerful mechanical properties that are suitable for biomedical applications. Medical devices are forged out exceptional medical steel grades mostly found in materials like stainless steel grades.
316 stainless steel is a commonly used material for biochemical implants. It is commonly referred to as “Marine Grade Stainless Steel“. It is a chromium, nickel, molybdenum alloy that demonstrates relatively good strength and resistance to corrosion. This typical steel grade is used in the manufacturing and handling of pharmaceutical and food products wherein it is usually required to minimize metallic contamination.
440 and 420 stainless steel are used for biochemical cutting instruments. These grades are also termed as “Cutlery Stainless Steel” which carbon steel highly alloyed with chromium. Compared to other cutlery steel, 440 and 420 stainless steel have an excellent resistance to corrosion. Yet, their resistance to corrosion is less than 316 stainless steel metals.
Advance Grinding Services produces medical steel bars that are made out of those various essential steel grades like 316 and 440 and 420 which can have different applications like food, pharmaceuticals, and cutlery, and surgeries that require stringent steel criteria and characteristics which can stand stringent operations like cleansing and sterilization.