The medical community uses the materials supplied by Leading Edge to protect monitoring equipment, build medical implants and construct medical electronics. In addition to the electronic and magnetic shielding applications described above, biocompatible titanium is widely used for medical implants.
NETIC® is uniquely different from Co-NETIC®. It is an iron alloy that is often applied in fields of high intensity (strong fields) because of its high magnetic saturation characteristics. Frequently, NETIC® is used in conjunction with a layer of Co-NETIC® as layering is proven to provide extra precaution and/or lower risk of electro-magnetic interference. If used in combination, the NETIC® layer is placed closest to the source of interference, with Co-NETIC® or MuMETAL® layer closest to the component being shielded.
Co-NETIC® Or NETIC®?
In fields of low intensity, Co-NETIC® is used in order to utilize its high initial permeability and corresponding high attenuation characteristics. In strong fields of high intensity, NETIC® is preferred because of its high magnetic saturation characteristics. In some applications, combinations of the two materials may be useful, with NETIC® material always placed closer to the source of magnetic interference.
Co-NETIC® is considered far superior in shielding performance due to its consistent quality, material composition and Perfection Annealing process. A Ferromagnetic that is used primarily in low intensity fields where high attenuation is desired (high initial permeability & high shielding efficiency), it has become our leading brand. Co-NETIC® alloy is readily available from stock in three forms:
Co-NETIC® AA Perfection Annealed
Co-NETIC® Stress Annealed
Co-NETIC® B Stress Annealed
Heavy metal alloys are pseudo-alloys of tungsten with a nickel-iron or nickel-copper matrix. They are produced by powder metal and sintering processes. Tungsten Heavy Alloys has a high density of 17-19 g/cm³. Comparable densities are only reached by gold or platinum. These alloys are used as mass balancing weights and attenuators in aircraft construction, in motors and power trains, as oscillating weights and centrifugal weights in machines and in equipment construction, and in medical technology for both protection from and focusing of ionizing radiation in x-ray and measuring devices.
For decades, scientists, engineers, metal suppliers and fabricators have referred to mumetal as the industry standard. However, MuMETAL® is a registered trade name and exclusively available from Magnetic Shield Corporation, a worldwide leader in low-frequency magnetic shielding.