Additional Services

We offer a number of additional services to complement the wide range of products and custom-made solutions we can provide to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the medical field.

Additional services for medical implants and instruments include passivation and surface finishing.
We also offer a number of laboratory and other services that are outlined below.

/ Passivation

Iron in the material and iron contamination created during fabrication is subject to rust and corrosion.
This surface iron is removed during passivation, resulting in a less chemically reactive surface.
Lincotek Medical also offering Citric and Nitric Passivation as per ASTM A967.

/ Surface finishing

The following finishing processes are available: sandblasting; tumbling; lapping, grinding; laser marking; and welding.
In addition, chrome coating and epoxy resin color coding is available for medical implants.

/ Laboratory services

Our laboratories are under the Company quality certification (ISO 13485).
We provide the following type of characterization testing:

  • To assist, qualify and validate the process of cleaning, packaging and sterilization

  • Coating characterization – mechanical, chemical, and physical testing including methods such as tensile testing, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FITR) spectroscopy

  • Powder analysis (e.g., granulometry, morphology, porosity, and crystallinity)

/ Other services

We can also offer you the following additional services:

  • Batch number identification by laser marking for metallic medical devices

  • Engraving ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) components

  • Passivation for coated or treated medical devices

  • Shot-peening and surface sandblasting with automatic validated processes

  • Validated cleaning technologies for titanium- and HAP-coated implants

  • Validation of ᵧ-ray ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization

These treatments are performed with extremely low impurity levels.
Contaminants are negligible as required for medical applications.