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Spotlight on Metal Fabrication Services

Originally Published MPMN June 2002


Spotlight on Metal Fabrication Services

Electrochemical services

Precision electrochemical pointing, plating, coating, and burr-free cutting services are available. Working with all metals, the company electrochemically cuts, shapes, points, and polishes small-diameter wire and tubing. Gold, silver, nickel, and rhodium plating and conformal polymer coatings can be accommodated in-house. The company has manufacturing facilities in Boulder, CO, and Gibbon, MN, that offer precision products and services from R&D to full production quantities. Point Technologies Inc., 6859 N. Foothills Hwy., Boulder, CO 80302.

Wire and cable assemblies

A company offers precision miniature wire, strands, cables, and assemblies. Miniature wire ropes are fabricated in most metals including stainless steel, NiTi, titanium, tungsten, and precious alloys. With a range of product diameters from 0.0005 to 0.010 in. for solid wires and 0.001 to 0.094 in. for stranded and coated constructions, each product is manufactured within specification through strict adherence to documented procedures and production control. Medallion Wire & Cable, 10000 Manchester St., Ste. L, Houston, TX 77012.

CNC services

A company manufactures medical implants, surgical instruments, and external fixations and has a quality system that is ISO 9002 certified and supported by on-line statistical process control. Production capabilities include 5-axis CNC milling, CNC turning, and 12-axis CNC Swiss screw machining. An assortment of support equipment and processes for part finishing and assembly operations are available. Marox Corp., 373 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040.

Custom metal components

A manufacturer of metal luer locks and miniature connectors offers components for a range of medical applications. Materials used include brass with electroless nickel plating, stainless steel, and titanium. Hundreds of standard configurations are available. Custom components are offered from prototype to production quantities. S4J Manufacturing Services, 2685 N.E. 9th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33909.

CNC milling and turning services

A company specializes in high-end production, CNC milling and turning, and prototyping services. The company's staff is Pro/Engineer proficient and able to accommodate electronic file formats. Pro CNC Inc., 445 Sequoia Dr., Ste. 113, Bellingham, WA 98226.

Miniature metal components

Miniature, subminiature, and microsize components as small as 0.006 in. diam can be produced in a wide variety of materials. Applications include minimally invasive surgical devices, surgical and dental implants, orthodontic supplies, and hearing aid components. In-house capabilities include CNC milling, heat-treating, grinding, and plating. American Laubscher Corp., ALC Building, 80 Finn Ct., Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Metal components, assemblies, devices

A company produces metal components, assemblies, and finished devices for the medical industry. Specializing in contract manufacturing and supply chain management, the firm offers outsourcing from product design and development to prototyping and production. A range of services are supported by an ISO-certified quality system. UTI Corp., 200 W. 7th Ave., Collegeville, PA 19426.

Metal components and fabrication services

A range of products ranging from raw hypodermic tubing to assembled and tested components is offered by a manufacturer of metal-fabricated components. Services include burr-free cutting and grinding, swaging, flaring, bending, coiling, laser welding, brazing, soldering, EDM and CNC machining, turning, electropolishing, micropolishing, and coating. Popper & Sons Inc., 300 Denton Ave., New Hyde Park, NY 11040.

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