Alumina ceramics are a leading biomaterial used for specialist medical applications such as bionic implants and tissue engineering and the only biomaterial commercially viable for use as bearings for orthopaedic hip replacements. In addition, because of its unique combination of extreme wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and low manufacturing cost, Alumina is the dominant wear-resistant ceramic used in the mining industry today. Alumina ceramics: biomedical and industrial applications examines the extraordinary material, Alumina, and its use in biomedicine and industry. Chapters in part 1 discuss the fundamentals of Alumina Ceramics. Chapters in part 2 look at the various industrial applications whilst the final set of chapters examines a variety of medical applications. This book is an invaluable and unique resource for researchers, clinical professionals, engineers, advanced level students wishing to expand their knowledge on this important material.