Composites for Medical Device Applications

Medical Devices

Radiolucent ◾ Advantageous for stationary or mobile medical devices ◾Advanced imaging performance◾Structural stability◾Cost effective

In the development of medical devices, advanced composites can help solve many complicated problems. Carbon composite tables, sensor covers or structural supports are a superior choice when higher levels of strength, durability and radiolucency are required. Carbon composites allow for advanced resolution with minimal signal attenuation. We bring a talented, experienced, educated team to our customers with the facilities and capital resources needed to provide the best competitive answer. We have experience with programs from radiolucent carbon fiber plates for X-ray tables to stiff, lightweight carbon fiber links for robotic surgery. We always incorporate lessons learned from our previous programs with the latest techniques for novel and cost effective results. If you have questions, call our San Diego office at 858-537-6260 or request a quote.

Advanced composite material benefits

Our team has the materials knowledge to help you design, prototype, test and manufacture to a host of stringent requirements common in the medical device industry.

  • Light weight/low mass
  • Precision
  • Thermally stable
  • X-ray transparent or reflective
  • Unique shapes


Benefits of carbon fiber composites in radiolucent applications

Rock West Composites has the engineering and material knowledge, along with fabrication and qualification testing expertise, to develop advanced composite solutions that deliver optimal imaging performance and durability relative to other materials.

We will work with you to build radiolucent composite products designed to your mechanical, imaging and quality requirements. Together we can:

  • Improve medical imaging in such applications as MRI, CT Scans, X-ray, PET, nuclear medicine
  • Provide a clearer more accurate image of what is being viewed, especially at the vascular level
  • Support inter-operational imaging surgical procedures
  • Customize the mechanical shaping and radiodensity properties of the component
  • Provide a lighter weight component when portability is necessary
  • Meet high quality requirements with ISO 9001:2015 & AS9100D certification

We can help you with a wide range of medical device and imaging applications. Our experienced team works with your medical and technical leaders to keep projects in scope, on budget, and on target to meet your specifications.


Center of Excellence

Precision Structures

Our San Diego facility and team specializes in projects with strict engineering requirements. With an agile manufacturing team and engineers experienced with the demanding requirements of space and aerospace programs, this is the place for building structures that demand tight tolerances and high performance results. Whether it's high-speed broadband antennas, truss structures, reflectors, or near zero CTE structures, we can build it here.

Precision Structures