Wire for suture needles (surgical needles)

Sandvik provides many types of medical materials used for suture needles (surgical needles). For example, our program includes Sandvik 1RK91 medical wire, a high-performing precipitation hardening stainless steel combining high strength with good ductility contributing to a strong and flexible end product.

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We also undertake research and development of new and existing materials used for medical applications.

The Sandvik range of medical materials used for suture needles (surgical needles) includes the following grades:

Grade Description
Sandvik 11R51 medical wire

A molybdenum-alloyed austenitic stainless steel characterized by high tensile strength and high corrosion, fatigue and relaxation resistance.

Sandvik 7C27 medical wire
(UNS S42000)

A martensitic stainless chromium steel with very good formability that after hardening and tempering is characterized by high corrosion resistance and toughness.

Sandvik 4C27A medical wire
(UNS S42000)

A hardenable stainless chromium steel characterized by very good machinability. It has high hardness and high wear resistance after hardening.

Sandvik 1RK91 medical wire
(UNS S46910)

A precipitation hardening stainless steel specifically designed for applications requiring high strength combined with good ductility in the final product.

Sandvik 9X1R51*
(UNS 30151)

A molybdenum-alloyed austenitic stainless steel specially developed for suture needles (surgical needles).

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