Company Profile About us The composite materials used in medical applications must meet extremely stringent standards and respond perfectly to end-use requirements with regards to performance and reliability. If these criteria are met, composite materials can become an interesting alternative to metals and metal alloys traditionally used in medical devices. In order to compete with materials like stainless steel and titanium or aluminium alloys, composites (mainly based on carbon fibres) have been specially developed for surgical equipment and instruments, orthopaedic products and implants. Lightweight, resistant, repeatedly sterilizable, radiolucent and MRI-compatible, composite materials offer a number of advantages for medical applications, especially in the orthopaedic sector. Some of the latest developed products, in which composite materials have been successfully implemented to replace metals, will be presented by Composites Busch at Compamed. These include operation table components, external fixation elements, surgical instruments and dental handpieces.Furthermore,some of their in theRapid Prototyping Technology realized pieces and prototypes will be exhibited. With its 25 years' practical experience and an ISO 13485 certification, the Swiss company Composites Busch has become a reliable partner of OEMs for the co-development and the serial production of medical devices made of composite materials.