In 1980, biomedical implants were a viable option for patients in need of joint replacement, but the orthopaedic marketplace was unable to create a strong, permanently fixed, cementless implant.

As a result of the demand for a better implant, APS derived the process of applying porous and bio-active coatings to orthopedic implants. Today, APS produces commercially pure titanium (CP Ti) and hydroxyapatite (HA) orthopaedic implant coatings for 7 of the 10 largest medical manufacturers in the world. APS’ titanium (Ti 6AL 4V) and hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings are especially coveted by the biomedical industry because the materials are particularly wear-resistant and promote osseointegration between bone and implant.  In addition to its long history in working with plasma sprayed titanium and hydroxyapatite, APS has been leading the market in biomedical coatings for PEEK implants.

APS Materials, Inc. is able to provide customers with 8 dedicated biomedical vacuum spray chambers between its US headquarters and APS Ireland.  With quick production turn around, competitive pricing, and unparalleled quality, it’s no surprise that APS Materials, Inc. has had a long working history with most of the world’s largest biomedical manufacturers.