By Dr.-Ing. Timo Scholehwar, Sr. Design Engineer R&D Piezo Components & Materials at PI Ceramic.
Ultrasonic handpieces are being used with growing frequency in medical applications, e.g., for minimally invasive surgical procedures and in dentistry.
These instruments, which include ultrasonic scalpels, phaco handpieces and scalers, use acoustic waves to facilitate the processing of hard or soft tissue. Hard tissue, such as bones or teeth, can be machined with drills or burs, for example, during oral surgery. Download the full white paper to learn more.