Growth in the medical device sector is fuelled by an ageing population, an increased emphasis on the quality of care, more informed patients and emerging technologies.
Medical advances in the last decade have given rise to new and improved procedures. In parallel there has been a significant increase in the variety and complexity of the medical devices manufactured. With demanding regulatory controls, the manufacture of intricate medical devices from advanced materials requires more precision engineering and tighter tolerances.
Our abrasives are used in the manufacture of a wide selection of medical devices, including:
- Guide wires
- Hypo tube shafts
- Prosthetic joints
- Speciality needles
- Scalpel blades
- Cannulas, etc.
åtto Abrasives works with several of the leading players to research, develop and deliver abrasive products for increasingly demanding applications.
We partner with clients in the Medical Device sector to develop & manufacture advanced products delivering superior performance, increased productivity and cost advantages.
Specific Projects where åtto is delivering value & innovation include:
- Centreless Grinding & Contouring of Stainless Steel & Nitinol Guidewires with our range of uniquely profiled rubber & polymer bonded centreless grinding wheels.
- Precision Burr-Free Cutting of Implants with åtto rubber & resin bonded cut off wheels, custom formulated for exotic materials, including nickel-chromium, cobalt chrome & titanium.
- Polishing Orthopaedic Medical Implants with åtto polishing wheels formulated for materials including cobalt chrome.