Manufacturing these components for tools and devices in the medical industry is a never-ending quest for precision and quality. Metal components have been a vital part of making medical devices for active stimulation and surgical treatment of diseases and illnesses. These devices go through a constant challenge of biocompatibility. They must meet the precise requirements for both internal and external use in orthopedics and cardiovascular medicine to cite a few.
To cite an example, implants for bones and joints are continually evolving and require precise prototyping of the device design to test for functionality.
Likewise, cardiovascular implants like defibrillators, pacemakers, and artificial heart valves demand the use of components that will react optimally with human body fluids.
These continued demands and advancements in medical technology are largely possible due to the development of metals and alloys for components as small as tiny screws or as complex as implantable surgical devices.
This is where we, custom metal stamping manufacturer for medical devices, are very much into the challenge stream innovating and helping the medical industry meet their needs.
Meeting the right requirements in manufacturing these medical instruments, devices, implants and components is such a tall order. Three primary requirements in consideration, without fail, are quality, precision and size.
Quality starts at the source. A medical component made with poor quality material will definitely be a poor medical component even if the most precise and high tech production methods and facilities have been used.
This is our main concern here. We use only the highest quality materials primarily stainless steel for its strength, corrosion resistance and biologically inert nature. But we use many other alloys as well.
Medical devices and instruments must function exactly as intended at all times. When operating at the micro-level, in which most are used, even the minutest variations can cause issues.
Part and parcel of precision is maintaining stamping tolerances as tight as +/- 0.025mm.
Equally vital is a world-class vision inspection system we have. This system uses highly accurate cameras and state-of-the-art software to take part images and check dozens of pre-specified tolerance criteria in only milliseconds. This allows us to inspect vast production runs in real time at prompt zero defect deliveries.
As an ISO 9000 Certification compliant, we are also very much focused on easy sterilization, corrosion and wear resistance, shape retention and relatively inert as specific attributes in manufacturing these medical devices.
As a responsible partner in the ever evolving medical industry, we continually strive to pursue a never-ending balancing act between precision and quality with size and cost.