Advanced composites have been known for many years in the medical device industry for their superior strength, fatigue resistance, and ultra-lightweight characteristics. In recent years, technological advancements have enabled the extension and application of these advanced composites for use in orthotics, prosthetics, and imaging support equipment. The biocompatibility characteristics of many composites materials have also gained favor in both hard and soft tissue implant applications.
One of the fastest-growing uses of advanced composites in the medical industry is inpatient imaging tables and accessories used in X-ray, MRI, PET, and CT imaging systems. Carbon fiber composites are radiolucent, absorbing low levels of radiant energy. This characteristic minimizes signal attenuation that helps capture clear images in medical diagnostics.
Aerodine Composites works directly with manufacturing organizations, orthotics & prosthetics professionals, regulatory agencies, and the end-user to create a custom solution to complex medical requirements.
With material characteristics such as X-ray transparency, shock attenuation, solvent/steam resistance, and very high strength to weight ratio, the use of composites for medical applications is on the rise. The team at Aerodine Composites has a great deal of experience designing components that withstand the rigors of the human body and is ready to support and deliver advanced composites for the medical industry.
“As far I am concerned, if a part can be manufactured out of carbon fiber or composite materials, Aerodine will be making that part for us.”
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“Aerodine Composites is very accommodating when it comes to manufacturing our complex assemblies. They have always been timely and reliable, and the quality of everything is second to none. They bend over backward to make our timing which is usually “order today, need it yesterday” and once you talk to them you never need to worry about it again.”
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In 2003, Aerodine Composites became a registered FAA Repair Station (License #RDMR624X) in an effort to optimize its internal quality control to align with one of the toughest industry standards. Operating with our FAA Part 145 Repair Station license enables us to optimize our internal quality control and maintain better compliance not only for the aerospace industry but also for the motorsports, military/defense, and medical industries. Our active FAA inspections ensure strict adherence to federal guidelines in the areas of training, process control, materials storage, damage tolerance evaluation, technical data, drug and alcohol abatement, and recordkeeping across all the industries the Company supports.