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Micromachining Services

A company provides micromachining for surgical and implantable medical devices. A streamlined production environment facilitates production of holes and details measuring 0.0005 in. or less, wall sections of less than 0.002 in., and parts with a 0.020-in. overall dimension in titanium, stainless steel, and hardened metals. In addition, the company offers prototyping, from proof of concept to the production process, in only a few days. Remmele Engineering Inc., Micro Machining Div. 17701 U.S. Hwy 10, Big Lake, MN 55309.

Precision plastic machining

With expertise in annealing and preshrinking materials to maintain close tolerances and minimal stress, a company provides precision machining of all plastic materials. CNC milling and turning centers, automatic screw machine products, vacuum forming, strip-heat bending, and assembly services are available. In addition, the company maintains quality control procedures in accordance with MIL-I-45208A. Coordinate-measuring machines are linked to a computer and provide tolerance computation, statistical analysis, contour verification, and 2- or 3-D measurements. Space Age Plastic Fabricators Inc., 4519 White Plains Rd., Bronx, NY 10470.

Precision medical components

Precision components, parts, and assemblies are available from a precision machining company. A six-axis machine and a state-of-the-art shop-control system are among several capabilities that enable the company to produce medical components with tight tolerances. Therapeutic catheters, infusion components, orthofixation devices, bone screws, dental implants and screws, and products for minimally invasive surgery are available. AeroMed Inc., 2342 N. Penn Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440.

Full-service machining

Products ranging from simple monitoring devices to critical-care instruments are designed and manufactured by a company with full-service machining capabilities. CNC, EDM, and screw machining are among the services provided at the company's state-of-the-art facilities. The company handles polyurethane, PVC, nylon, polycarbonate, polysulfone, silicone, and other medical-grade polymers. Insert molding, injection molding, and wire extrusion services are also available. CEA Technologies Inc., 1735 Merchants Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80916.

Surgical instrument manufacturing

A company designs and manufactures handheld surgical instruments. With the support of several highly qualified engineers, the company provides devices for endoscopic, ophthalmic, ENT, and orthopedic surgery. The company offers rapid prototyping and standard production capabilities. Optics Technology Inc., 3800 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534.

Single-source precision machining

A supplier to manufacturers of medical instruments for arthroscopic, endoscopic, orthopedic, and cardiac surgery is a one-stop source for machining and fabricating operations. The company specializes in Class III medical devices. Facilities include many nontraditional machines, including laser and EDM technology, in addition to more traditional equipment, such as VMC and CNC turning machines. Spectrum Manufacturing, 140 E. Hintz Rd., Wheeling IL 60090.

Precise parts manufacturing

Specializing in ultraprecision machining to standard, miniature, and subminiature levels, a company employs advanced programming and production equipment in the manufacturing of precise parts in high volumes. An environmentally controlled manufacturing facility has 13 Swiss turning centers, 16 CNC wire electrical-discharge machines, 17 plunge-type electrical-discharge machines, 9 CNC mills and lathes, and a range of conventional machines. In addition, the company has 25 advanced laser units for making intricate cutouts and patterns in thin metals. Norman Noble Inc., 1650 Collamer Rd., Highland Heights, OH 44110.

CNC machining services

Chemical, thermal, and mechanical polishing are provided by a company that specializes in CNC machining of components for the medical device industry. The company focuses on accuracy, fine finish, and on-time delivery. To ensure dimensional stability, annealing and stress-relieving capabilities are provided. The company's fabrication and assembly facilities offer close-tolerance work and small-hole drilling. Microcomponents are also available. Connecticut Plastics, 1268 Old Colony Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492.

Components for minimally invasive surgery

A company works with manufacturers to resolve R&D, technical, and production issues for surgical instruments. Products offered include guidewires, core wires, trocars, cannulae, bone drills, straight-cut wire, mandrels, dilators, stylets, and probes. Materials processed include 304 stainless steel, nitinol, titanium, brass, aluminum, and plastics. New England Precision Grinding Inc., 469-B Fortune Blvd., Milford, MA 01757.

Precision micromachining

A company provides precision micromachining of complex plastic, titanium, platinum, and stainless-steel components that require tight tolerances. A full engineering staff offers flexible, high-volume production and a fast turnaround for prototypes. Ultraclean facilities are equipped to serve the cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic, dental, and drug-delivery markets. The company's equipment includes five Swiss lathes with full c-axis capability, CNC machining centers, slant- and gang-style lathes, and video inspection equipment. C-Axis, 800 Tower Dr., Hamel, MN 55340.

Turnkey machining

A company provides turnkey machining services from the prototype stage to production. Specializing in the machining of tubular components from stainless steel, brass, aluminum, and other alloys, the company uses state-of-the-art equipment. Burr-free cutting and grinding, CNC machining, EDM, and close-tolerance bending, cutting, flaring, and swaging are provided. The company is ISO 9001 certified. Popper & Sons Inc., P.O. Box 128, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-0134.

Medical products machining

CNC Swiss screw machining and EDM manufacturing capabilities are offered by a company with more than 150 years of metal manufacturing experience. A medical products machining operation has been upgraded to satisfy a wide range of machining needs, including Swiss screw machining, milling, laser welding, die-sink EDM, microblasting, passivation, radiopaque marker-band cutting, and powder and sputter coating. Platinum and platinum iridium alloys, gold, stainless steel, titanium, MP35N, and other specialty materials can be used to produce machine parts. Johnson Matthey Inc., 1401 King Rd., West Chester, PA 19380.

Nd:YAG laser drilling

Capable of high-speed laser microvia drilling through dielectric and copper, a tripled Nd:YAG laser drilling system eliminates the need to pre-etch copper vias. The Model 5100 laser system drills vias with diameters under 25 µm and allows higher registration accuracy in underlayers. In addition to the Nd:YAG laser system, the company has CO2 and excimer laser drilling technology available for prototypes, small lots, and volume production. All processing is performed in a Class 10,000 cleanroom. Solder mask removal, flexible-circuit dielectric material removal, and medical device fabrication services are also available. PhotoMachining Inc., 4 Industrial Dr., Unit 40, Pelham, NH 03076.

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