This specification covers material requirements for composite materials known as both alumina matrix composites and zirconia toughened aluminas. They are alumina matrix composites with a zirconia toughening phase used for surgical implant applications.
The newest entry into the field of biomedical materials is the alumina matrix composite, also known as AMC. This is the material that commonly known as Delta as designed by CeramTec. In order to assure that these materials can be developed by multiple sources in a safe and valuable way, it is necessary to have specifications to which materials manufacturers can design to.
Advanced Ceramics; Alumina Matrix Composite; AMC; Zirconia Toughened Alumina; ZTA; surgical implant
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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