Deburring and finishing for beautiful, functional medical devices

An engineer inspects artificial hip joint parts. [Photo courtesy of Xebec]

The latest automated cutting tools help medical device manufacturers meet strict specs and high demand.

Dave Sawicki, Xebec

Increasing demand and advances in technology are driving growth in the medical device industry. Chronic diseases are more prevalent, and the aging population is larger, contributing to the demand for highly regulated Class III medical devices such as pacemakers, artificial hips and heart valves. And focused research and development mean today’s medical devices must perform better, longer.

This market reality puts more pressure on medical device manufacturers. To pass inspection and guarantee longevity and performance, they must achieve high-quality surface finishes and tighter dimensional tolerances. To meet demand, they must do so as quickly and efficiently as possible while still complying with strict i…

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