Stainless Steel For The Medical Industry – Complete Guide

Stainless steel is not only used in construction and, manufacturing. it is a well-suited metal for the medical industry. Medical industry products require extra inspections to pass the standards. stainless steel in one of the metal that stands out the tests and provide the best result. The medical industry has a high requirement for sanitization and cleanliness. that’s the reason you will find stainless steel in the hospital environment.

Corrosion Resistance

Stainless steel in know for its corrosion resistance property. when it comes to the medical industry, equipment having rust is dangerous to the patients and a small infection can create very serious medical problems. stainless steel solves this problem very well.


How durable stainless steel is?
Stainless steel is a product that is used in many industries. like construction, automobiles, aerospace, nuclear reactors and these are the industry require the most durable materials. The medical industry is not an exception. Equipment created with it is very durable in the usage of medical industries. some examples are structures, beds, wheelchairs and more.


Stainless steel does not have any Antimicrobial property still, with the help of sanitization solutions you can remove any type of contaminants and sterilize with ease. the medical equipment manufacturer is working on creating self sanitization coating that will available in the near future. Types of equipment like Sheers, Scissors, Needles, Surgical grills & grinders, Cardiovascular clamps, Tissue grabbers are great examples for it.

Stainless Steel In the Orthopedic Industry

Broken ankle, knew, of the foot, arms, doctors use it as an implant in the form of pins screw and rods to make the injury heal better.

Stainless Steel In Dental Industry 

An alternative to titanium stainless steel used in various forms in the dental industry. Due to low cost and high performance, many dentists use stainless steel in dental implants.

Medical Stainless Steel Grades and components

Grade 17-4PH

Precipitation hardening martensitic stainless steel. Used in where high strength and toughness are required. Strength and toughness can be manipulated by the heat treatment process. Well suited for manufacturing Surgical instruments.

Grade 304

Non-magnetic stainless steel containing chromium from 15% to 20% and nickel from 2% to 11%, maximum carbon of 0.08%. versatile type of steel used in most of the industry.

Grade 304L

Lowe carbon variant of grade 304 containing chromium from 18% to 20% and nickel from 8% to 12%, maximum carbon of 0.03%. can be welded by fusion and resistance welding processes.

Grade 316L

It is second importance after grade 304 in austenitic stainless
second in importance to 304 amongst the austenitic stainless steels containing chromium from 16% to 18% and nickel from 10% to 14%, maximum carbon of 0.03%, Molybdenum from 2% to 3 %.

Grade 410

It is general-purpose stainless steel containing chromium from 11.50% to 13.50% and a maximum of 0.15% carbon.

Grade 420

High-carbon steel with a minimum chromium content and can be hardened with a heat process. contains chromium from 12% to 14% and a minimum of 0.15% carbon.

Stainless Steel Equipments In medical Industry

  • Hospital beds
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • IV stands
  • Surgical equipment such as scalpels
  • Precision stainless steel tubing
  • Orthopedic implants (Predominantly 316 / 316L)
  • Artificial heart valves (Predominantly 316 / 316L)
  • Bone fixation
  • Mandrels / tools
  • Chemical containers / Hazardous waste containers
  • Wires
  • Wire coils
  • Wire forms
  • Speciality guide wires
  • Curettes
  • Screws / prostheses / plates
  • Medical needles
  • Medical syringes
  • Sensor probes
  • Catheters
  • Otolaryngology ear scope nozzles
  • Sinks / bowls / surfaces / trays / knives

Vishwa Stainless Pvt. Ltd. manufactures stainless steel bright round bars, hex bars, square bars in various grades such as 17-4PH, 304, 304L, 316L, 420, 410, which is widely used in medical equipment manufacturer.

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