High-Performance Electrosurgical Instruments
CoorsTek provides USP Class VI compliant technical ceramic components for electrosurgical applications such as ablation, cauterizing, endoscopy, arthroscopy, and laparoscopy instruments.
Our advanced ceramic components provide superior stiffness and dielectric strength to help build the medical devices of today and tomorrow.
CoorsTek CeraPure™ technical ceramics provide many essential advantages for electrosurgical instruments, including:
- High strength & stiffness
- Dielectric strength
- High temperature electrical resistivity
- Minimally invasive
- RF transparent
- Zero porosity
Alumina (aluminum oxide, Al2O3) technical ceramics are commonly used in electrosurgical instruments due to their generally useful properties and good price/performance ratio. Alumina ceramics are commonly subdivided according to their alumina content ranging from 80% to more than 99%. Higher purity alumina demonstrates enhanced wear and corrosion resistance — creating a continuous scale of various alumina grades, compositions, and performance.
Ceramic Ablator Insulator Case Study
Velocity Orthopedics 3.3mm Bipolar Aspirating Ablator
This bipolar aspirating ablator features a CoorsTek ceramic ablator insulator with the unique capability to resect and liberate tissues from boney surfaces. The ceramic insulator is bioinert and provides both electrical insulation and thermal management (see video).
Learn more about the Velocity Orthopedics ablator here.
CoorsTek Manufacturing Capabilities
- Ceramic micro injection molding - Injection molding eliminates the need for secondary operations normally required to produce complex geometrical shapes. The more complex the shape, the more advantageous injection molding will be over other fabrication methods.
- Sub-assembly & micro-machining
- Transparent materials available
Additional CoorsTek Medical Capabilities
Visit the links below to learn more about the advantages of technical ceramics for other areas of CoorsTek medical equipment components.