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Close-tolerance production of wire and tubing components and assemblies
An ISO 9002certified company manufactures close-tolerance precision wire components and assemblies in diameters from 0.001 to 0.100 in. In-house operations include wire straightening and cutting, centerless and multitaper grinding, coil winding, wire forming, flattening, precision welding, and vacuum heat treating. In addition, the company specializes in the assembly of wire and tubing components using its expertise in laser welding, resistance welding, brazing, and other joining technologies. The company works with most alloys, including stainless steel, MP35N, nitinol, tungsten, titanium, and platinum. Star Guide Corp., 5000 Independence St., Arvada, CO 80002.
Custom electronics manufacturing services for medical device OEMs
A variety of custom electronics manufacturing services for medical devices including cabling, cable assemblies, wire harnesses, electromechanical assemblies, printed circuit assemblies, and power supplies are available. Capabilities include design, prototyping, high- or low-volume production, packaging, and warehouse and freight services. Manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 and EN 46001 certified with CE marking pending. Additional services include computerized testing, software development and production, design for manufacturability and engineering, and 3-D modeling. Burron OEM Div., B. Braun Medical Inc., 824 12th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Custom-made balls available in a variety of colors and sizes
Custom-made specialty balls can be precision fabricated in specific sizes, colors, and weights for use with medical scanning equipment and other applications. The specialty balls are custom made in diameters from 1.375 to 8.5 in. with ±0.003-in. tolerances and ±0.002 TIR in. roundness, hardness from 65 to 89 D, and high-gloss finishes to 78 rms. Manufactured from Partek thermoset resins, the balls can feature precise weights from 1.2 to 1.75 specific gravity, be custom color-matched, and incorporate embedded type or logos. Depending on resin formulation, the balls provide high impact resistance and durability. They are available in solid opaque colors as well as marbleized, glowing, pearlescent, neon pearlescent, fluorescent, sparkling, transparent, and clear finishes. E. Parrella Company, Inc., 36 Alder St., Medway, MA 02053.
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