Many surgical applications incorporate some type of coating for improved functional performance, such as:
- Dry film lubricant coatings such as PTFE
- High-performance synthetic lubricants such as PFPE, PFAE, and PFPAE
- Silicone based coatings
- TiN, TiC, TiCN
- Ceramic (e.g. Boron Carbide)
Parylene is a conformal coating that provides a strong moisture barrier and good electronic insulation. Dry film fluoropolymer and silicone-based coatings are typically used to reduce friction. Other coatings, such as TiN, are applied when increased wear resistance is desired. Cadence currently chooses to maximize the knowledge base surrounding coatings through partnerships with the leading coating companies.