Protection of Orthopaedic Implants, Surgical Instruments, and Medical Devices
Mask and seal all components in one step! Dymax SpeedMask® UV curable medical masking resins are residue free and offer reliable protection during most metal-finishing processes. SpeedMask UV curable medical masking resins are ideal for use on orthopaedic implants such as knee replacements and hip stems, surgical instruments, and medical devices.
SpeedMask UV curable masking resins replace tape, wax, lacquers, and fixtures and can seal and protect machined, ground, or polished surfaces during tumbling, peening, abrading, plating, plasma-spray coatings, or cleaning. Solvent-free UV curable masking resins can be applied and UV cured in seconds, are easy to incorporate into automated systems, and help reduce labor, rework, and scrap. The SpeedMask masking resins are available in burn-off, peelable, and water-soluble grades. The resins are easily removed and leave the surface residue free.
Anodizing masks feature chemical resistance for better surface protection of components from the strong acids used in the anodizing process. Cured SpeedMask resins protect substrate surface while the oxide layer of coating (which changes the microscopic testure of the component surface) is applied. These materials can tolerate most Type I (Chromic Acid), Type II (Sulfuric Acid), or Type III (Hard coat) anodizing processes.
Plating masks feature chemical and heat resistance and provide superior surface protection of components during plating processes where particles are deposited onto conductive surfaces. SpeedMask resins are able to withstand the most common plating processes such as Electroless Nickel (Ni), Platinum (Pt), Chrome (cr), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag), and Copper (Cu). Plating masks are available in low, moderate, and high levels of adhesion to accommodate the various operating temperatures of plating boths.
Acid stripping masks withstand soaking in hot acid without permeation or seepage under the mask. When cured, SpeedMask resins provide superior surface protection from chemical processing of nickel super alloys, steel, and titanium. They hold up to the surface preparation of grit blasting, which may be required prior to, or in combination with, the hot-acid soak. These masking resins can tolerate most acid soaks such as Hydrochloric (HCl), Nitric (HNO3), Acetic (CH3COOH), Phosphoric (H3PO4), Hydrofluoric (HF), or various combinations of the acids.
Chemical milling masks have enhanced chemical resistance and superior surface protection from the strong acids and alkalis used in dissolving metal substrates during the chemical milling process. Cured SpeedMask resins can be trimmed to provide defined edge boundaries and accommodate the most complex and intricate components, while still providing excellent protection with no leakage. These resins withstand the typical 200°F+ Nitric Acid (HNO3) and Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) solutions used for the chemical milling of titanium components and typical Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) solutions used for the chemical milling of aluminum components.
Air plasma spray masks provide superior surface protection during thermal barrier coating processes. SpeedMask masking resins are resistant to the aggressive force and heat to flame-spray processes. The cured masks absorb the enerty from the force of plasma spray materials, such as zirconium, Molybdenum (used for thermal protection), Tungsten Carbide, or ceramics used to wear-resistant coatings. As the melted particles from the flame spray are deposited onto the substrate, the cured masking resin protects the surface underneath the protected area.
Machining, buffing/polising, and laser drilling masks provide excellent protection during the milling, grinding, drilling, polishing, and turning of turbine and metal components, orthopaedic implants, surfical instruments, medical devices, as well as glass and plastic substrates. The durabiligy of the cured SpeedMask resins allow the maskants to be machined through, without any lifting of the remaining masks, while continuing to provide reliable protection of the masked surfaces. These resins can withstand various water-soluble and oil-based coolants used in machining, as well as absorbing the energy from laser drilling during the installation of cooling holes.
When cured, SpeedMask airflow-testing masks allow for complete sealing of cooling holes and core cavities of turbines and components, for either row-by-row or mass airflow testing. They also provide complete sealing, preventing air leaks during pressurized flow, leak, and duration testing.
Grit-blasting masks are resilient to both smooth and sharp particles and the pressure used during grit-blasting surface treatment. Cured SpeedMask resins provide reliable protection from media such as aluminum oxide, garnet, plastics, and organic media. The cured resin absorbs the energy from the air stream blast, while the media bounces off the masked surface, protecting the area underneath.
Shot-peening masks have superior surface protection during the shot-peening, plastic-deformation surface-treatment process. Cured SpeedMask resins are resistant to various peening media (such as cut wire, round metal, ceramic particles, and glass beads) and the pressures used in peening applications. The cured resin absorbs the energy from the ball-peen hammer effect of the media blast, while the media bounces off the masked surface, protecting the area underneath.
SpeedMask resins provide reliable surface protection of intricate and complex configurations during vibratory finishing operations such as slurry, tumbling, or deburring. These masks withstand the compound solution (soap, water, or alternative cleaning/polishing agents) and abrasion from ceramic, plastic, or steel media while vibrating during the finishing process.
SpeedMask masking resins feature superior surface protection of turbine and metal components, orthopaedic implants, surgical instruments, and other medical devices from FOD (foreign object damage) during the manufacturing process, handling, and transportation.