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The Impact of Ceramic Plungers

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Why Ceramic Plungers?

This undertaking began when we created a solution for an instrument used in spinal surgery for vertebral compression fractures. Our specially designed threaded plunger sets a critical torque value that is needed during the surgical procedure, as to ensure no injuries or damage to bone. At the same time, the hygienic nature of the ceramic ball made it ideal for use within a surgical setting. While this medical application was the catalyst for creating our new line of parts, the other inherent benefits of ceramic opened us up to an array of new industries.

Benefits of using ceramic material include:

  • Cleanroom compatibility
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Electrical insulation
  • Easily recyclable
  • Longer life than steel/other metals
  • Non-magnetic
  • Nearly frictionless
  • Lower weight than steel
  • Non-marking/marring
  • High-temperature tolerance
  • Enhanced thermal dissipation