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Laser-markable, matt, scratch-resistant surfaces for miniaturized medical instruments

Minimal invasive instruments are subject to a high level of mechanical stress: the surfaces of friction and sliding points must have a matt structure and be chemical- and scratch-resistant. The degree of surface roughness varies according to the application. Some of the coatings currently available on the market have very good scratch-resistance yet suffer when exposed to the standard cleaning processes of medical technology.

The project aims to develop a new, hybrid coating for medical instruments with a high degree of mechanical stability. In one of the sub-projects, at Furtwangen University part of the coating system will be produced by means of atomic layer deposition (ALD), then analysed, and process engineering implementation will be realized.

Project partners

Furtwangen University
NMI Institute of Natural Science and Medicine at the University of Tübingen, Reutlingen
Ritzi Lackiertechnik GmbH, Tuningen
Micromed Medizintechnik GmbH, Wurmlingen
RUDOLF Medical GmbH + Co. KG, Fridingen

 

Funding

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the framework of the CleanMed cooperative network project of the national Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM).

LaMaKrO (I20449-1)
LaMaKrO (I20449-2)
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