Elgiloy® Alloy for Medical Devices

Elgiloy® Alloy for Medical Devices

In 2022, Elgiloy® alloy celebrated its 75th birthday. This remarkable, non-magnetic cobalt alloy was first introduced as a non-corroding watch spring material with an infinite lifespan, but its use was widely and quickly expanded to include multiple industries and applications demanding high performance, mission-critical results.

In the years since Elgiloy® alloy’s debut, the medical device manufacturing industry is one of the many industries to take advantage of Elgiloy® alloy’s mechanical properties and strengths in wire and strip forms.

With excellent corrosion resistance, very high strength and temperature properties, this non-magnetic cobalt alloy serves as a preferred choice for medical device manufacturers for applications included but not limited to:

  • Dental Orthodontic Brackets and Wires
  • Implantable Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Medical Stylets
  • Metal bellows for infusion pumps
  • Pharmaceutical Devices
  • Orthopedic Devices

What properties make Elgiloy® alloy a good choice for applications in the medical industry?

Due to the non-oxidization properties, cobalt chrome alloys such as Elgiloy® alloy are an optimum choice of metal for medical devices. Elgiloy® alloy is excellent for implantable applications due to its superior strength and corrosion resistance, as well as being biocompatible: not harmful or toxic to living tissue due to its resistance to corrosion from bodily fluids.

In addition, Elgiloy® is used in orthopedic and medical devices because it is non-magnetic and does not interfere with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

When Every Job is Mission-Critical, Choose Elgiloy Specialty Metals.

Our ability to process high performance alloys, including our namesake, Elgiloy® alloy,  is supported by our extensive accreditations and approvals by the most stringent agencies and manufacturers. We understand mission critical and have developed the processes and team to ensure your products meet specification every time.

As a subsidiary of Combined Metals, we offer a network of precision flat rolling mills, wire drawing, precision slitting, along with a network of service centers and representation worldwide.

Our experienced team is the expert in all things Elgiloy® alloy. Reach out today.

We offer:

  • Elgiloy® alloy is readily available for processing, resulting in shorter lead times.
  • Tight tolerance control
  • Excellent surface condition and cosmetic appearance
  • Consistent, repeatable production lots
  • Small R&D to large production lots
  • In-house lab for testing and quality control