Beamalloy Technologies, LLC announces issuance of US Patent #10,543,094 covering its advanced ion beam enhanced deposition (IBED) coating process technology for use on orthopedic implants and other precision mechanical parts. The new patent adds to the existing inventory of patents covering Beamalloy’s unique IBED technology. A variety of IBED coated orthopedic implants claimed by this patent include; hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers.
Dr. Arnold Deutchman, Chairman and Director of Product R&D commented that, “The issuance of this patent expands our portfolio for orthopedic applications and uniquely positions our IBED coating process as the alternative choice to conventional physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes. Our current customers have been very happy with the performance of our IBED Titanium Nitride coatings and the high degree of precision and improved coating properties that we can provide. In addition, our low application temperature (<300˚F) eliminates the danger of dimensional distortion of precision metal components and allows coating of a variety of substrates including ceramics, plastics, and glass, which expands the number of potential uses.”
The newly-issued patent complements installation of a new proprietary closed loop system processing chamber that increases the size and volume of components that can be coated in a rapid turnaround production mode. Coating thicknesses in the range of 2 – 10 microns are deposited directly on component surfaces without the need for any mechanical or chemical pretreatments. The validated system produces coating properties that are highly repeatable and designed for the specific applications needed in orthopedic implants, medical devices, and other precision mechanical components.
Beamalloy Technologies, LLC offers production IBED coating services exclusively at its’ ISO 9001:2015 & 13485:2016 certified service center in Plain City, Ohio. The service center operates the largest IBED coating systems in the United States and is staffed and equipped for quick turnaround processing. In addition to orthopedic implants and medical devices, other applications include precision components used in aircraft/aerospace systems, pharmaceutical tooling, chemical processing equipment, oil and gas drilling and logging equipment, industrial equipment, and manufacturing tools and dies.