Performance Materials

Absorbable implant materials

Absorbable metals based on magnesium and zinc represent a medical innovation.

Our biocompatible implant materials have been developed to revolutionize medical implants. They offer mechanical stability and naturally dissolve as bone healing progresses. Unlike conventional implant materials, which often require removal surgery, our materials eliminate the need for such procedures.

To manufacture these materials, we have established a production facility certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485. This ensures that consistently controlled conditions are maintained throughout the manufacturing process.

As a customer, you can choose whether to source our materials for your products or whether to have your own alloy system produced by us under controlled conditions.

 

Max Müther

COO
Production & Sales

Equal Channel Angular Pressing

Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) is a special forming process that enhances the mechanical properties of metals by subjecting them to intense plastic deformation without changing their diameter.

In ECAP, the material is pressed through a die with two intersecting channels at a defined angle. This process promotes significant grain refinement within the material’s microstructure, leading to improved strength, hardness, and other mechanical properties.

This technique offers a unique opportunity to tailor material properties and achieve exceptional strength without altering the material composition. Meotec utilizes the ECAP process for applications seeking enhanced material performance, such as in aerospace, automotive, and medical technology industries.

Alexander Kopp

CEO
Business Development and R&D

Surface technologies

Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO)

Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) is an advanced surface modification process that enhances the properties of metals and alloys. By applying an electrical potential to a component immersed in an electrolyte solution, a plasma discharge initiates electrochemical reactions, resulting in the formation of a ceramic-like oxide layer. This layer can be individually tailored to your application in terms of thickness, composition, and structure, leading to improved corrosion resistance, wear resistance, hardness, and other desirable properties. The unique microstructure of PEO, including nanopores and crystalline phases, further contributes to its effectiveness. The PEO technology utilized by Meotec finds applications in various fields, including medical technology, aerospace, renewable energy systems, and is the subject of continuous research and innovation.

Electropolishing

Electrochemical etching is a controlled and precise surface modification technique, in which material is selectively removed from a metal substrate through electrochemical reactions. Metal ions are dissolved from the surface, resulting in a reduction of surface roughness.

Our technology is applied across various industries, particularly in the manufacturing of medical implants, the automotive industry, and the aerospace industry. It is also used for post-processing of additively manufactured parts, especially for complex geometries.

Christoph Ptock

CFO
Finance & Sales