The medical sector is not unique in its demand for high-quality, dependable parts, tools, devices, and apparatus—but what is arguably unique about this industry is the life-and-death importance of having the medical equipment products that can be trusted to perform correctly every time. In many industries, equipment malfunction simply means a loss of efficiency; in the medical sector, however, it can easily result in adverse health outcomes for an individual or even death. That’s why it is exceptionally important not to cut corners when it comes to the manufacture of medical devices and tools.
With years of experience in the production of state-of-the-art medical instruments, Laszeray Technology is the manufacturing partner you need to ensure best results. We are highly skilled in designing and machining medical parts and tools according to the precise specifications of our customers. Laszeray’s product development and machining capabilities include but are not limited to medical plastic machining and injection molding production, medical CNC machining, and investment casting medical products.
Important Characteristics of Medical Devices and Instruments
Medical instruments and devices must comply with various standards of construction and functionality if they are to be suitable for use by industry professionals and/or patients. The specific characteristics required vary among different types of parts, but there are certain qualities that are commonly found. Typically, medical tools must adhere to some or all of the following requirements:
Ergonomics – Any medical devices or tools that must be manually handled should be designed to accommodate the human hand in a comfortable fashion, without impeding the free movement of the user or causing fatigue. For example, surgical implements should be easy to grip and devices used by patients should be simple to manipulate as needed.
Durability – Medical implements must be able to endure various stresses without breaking or experiencing inadvertent physical distortions. Depending on the application in question, a medical part should be resistant to shattering, breaking, cracking, or melting when subjected to force, vibrations, or other stressors that may reasonably arise during use.
Production Accuracy Company – Medical devices often demand extremely tight tolerances that, in some cases, can be measured in microns. For example, certain types of implants can fail unless they can regulate fluids according to exact specifications. Consequently, it’s essential to utilize manufacturing processes that ensure uniformity across the entire production line, with minimal inconsistency, to enable the manufacture of dependable precision machined parts.
Sterilizability – Many types of medical instrument machining cannot be used safely unless they are free of contagions of all kinds. For that reason, medical products that are subject to sterility requirements generally must be cleanable in an autoclave without experiencing any harm to its materials or loss of functionality. These parts must be made of specific materials that are amenable to such sterilizing treatment on a repeated basis and sufficiently resistant to contaminants.
FDA compliance – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medical devices in the U.S., and any manufacturer in this industry must take appropriate steps to ensure compliance with FDA guidelines.
As experts in medical machining, Laszeray is well qualified to create a wide range of devices, parts, and tools for use in this industry.
Production Services Laszeray Offers to the Medical Industry
Laszeray’s mastery of different manufacturing processes gives us the resources for machining medical parts you need. We can use any of the following manufacturing techniques to create your medical products.
Plastic injection molding – Injection molding is ideal for creating parts with a high level of complexity. Our range of expertise includes plastic injection-molding medical parts such as implants, needles, blades, test tubes, orthopedics, prosthetics, medical enclosures, and much more. Available materials for medical injection molding include polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyethylene, silicone, and PEEK (polyether ether ketone).
CNC Medical Equipment– Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is well suited for the manufacture of precision-crafted medical implements. Medical CNC machining can mass produce devices with extremely fine tolerances, ensuring that the entire run uniformly meets standards of safety and consistent functionality. Our multi-axis and wire EDM machines can handle many kinds of materials, including titanium and stainless steel. Common CNC medical parts manufacturing include surgical scissors, cannulas, and biopsy tubes, as well as various components for X-ray machines, CT scanners, and implantable cardiac devices.
Precision casting Suppliers– Also called investment casting, this manufacturing process is often employed for the fabrication of large medical devices and equipment, such as X-ray machines, operating tables, stretchers, ultrasound machines, MRI equipment, wheelchairs, certain kinds of implants, and more. With investment casting, medical equipment can be made out of a wide range of durable materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, cobalt, iron, chromium, nickel, and copper.
Why Choose Laszeray Technology, LLC?
Molding and machining medical parts are processes that must conform to the highest standards in manufacturing and quality control. With Laszeray in your corner, you have access to an expert team of dedicated professionals who are fully capable of guiding your product through every phase of the fabrication process, from initial design (if needed) to manufacture of the completed part.
Our ISO 9001:2015-certified facility in Ohio holds 62,000 square feet of space that supports all of our services, from product development to assembly and warehousing. Unlike many machine shops, we do everything under one roof. We can help companies of all sizes and levels of production requirements. Whether you need a large quantity of medical products, a handful of devices, or just a prototype, you will benefit from our wide-ranging expertise.
We’re proud of our reputation as one of the leading medical CNC machining, investment casting, and medical injection parts companies in the U.S. Please contact us for more information about our medical machining services.