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Feb
14

Adding Value With Laser Marking Services

Adding Value With Laser Marking Services There are many different uses for laser marking technology. While this process can be used in many different industries, it is always designed to provide clear identification of parts even after years of use. A common use for laser marking services is with medical devices. In most of these types of applications, each device will need to have specific information that is engraved on the surface. There may also be the requirement for a unique identifier, a serial number, to be placed on the device that will trace it back through production and allow for identification of the medical implant or component throughout its life cycle. Specific parts and components may also need to be marked or engraved for branding and identification purposes. For many parts and components used in the aerospace, military and defense and even in the production of devices used by veterinarians, laser marking services will be a must. What to Consider To get the most out of laser marking services, it is important to consider the options the company is able to offer. Some companies may only offer marking or engraving on specific types of surfaces or in a specific orientation. Others may be able to provide ring, linear or angular orientation, which may provide significant benefits based on the design of the component. While laser marking is often associated with metals and alloys, it can also be used on other materials as well. Plastics, ceramics, rubber and even very hard alloys such as titanium can be marked accurately and to the tolerances required using the laser technology. For many devices and components, having the ability to engrave not only the specific part number, barcode or serial number but also the company logo may be important for marketing and branding. This ability to uniquely brand the part may also be essential to clearly identify your product from the competition. Be the first to like. Like...
Jul
14

Contract Medical Device Assembly Services: Change And Growth

Contract Medical Device Assembly Services: Change And Growth Over the past decade, the area of contract medical device assembly has undergone significant changes. The market segment continues to grow. So, too, does the overall complexity of the medical devices. Assembly simply is not as simple as it once was. Changes in Assembly The direction in assembly processes is increasingly towards automation. Robotics is encroaching in certain areas. While manual work remains, automation and robotics continue to advance. In part, this is the result of the need to increase the speed of production. Medical device companies need the product as soon as possible. Another factor in the move towards automation is the size, shape, and intricacy of the parts. Medical devices are becoming smaller and more complex. The material can be more challenging for companies to work with. These factors work together to make reliability and quality of the parts and their assembly challenging. Medical device assembly companies are facing these challenges with increased technology and, frequently automation and robotics. Automation Automation allows a company to adapt to the demands of medical device providers for repeatability, speed, and preciseness. Automated assembly processes allow the companies to: * Adapt to changes in production lines easily * Provide flexibility in product lines * Are increasing affordable * Can maximize production/assembly lines * Decrease operational costs without compromising quality These qualities make automation of assembly lines appealing to many contact medical device providers. In spite of the initial expense, vendors are accepting this approach. Staying ahead in this market requires they utilize the latest technology. By doing so, they can meet and even exceed the current demands of medical device suppliers, the marketplace, and consumers. Medical Device Assembly Services The demand for increasingly complex and miniature medical devices is driving the market and pushing competition to find the best solutions. Contract medical device assembly companies are seeking the answers in automation. They are utilizing machines that produce components to the exacting specifications quickly, efficiently and with the preciseness demanded. Be the first to like. Like...
May
26

Wire EDM Services For Hard Metals And Close Tolerance Cutting

Wire EDM Services For Hard Metals And Close Tolerance Cutting In the past, wire EDM was a last resort. Very few shops chose to have the technology on hand. It did not make economic sense. Today, many machine and metalworking shops offer onsite wire EDM services. It has gone mainstream. The change is a result of improved technology and awareness. Although the basic principles behind wire EDM remain the same, other factors have made it more accessible and easier to employ. A lower economic investment and improved capabilities of speed and accuracy have resulted in a change of perspective towards wire EDM. Applications For companies that want accuracy, EDM units are often the best solution. They are excellent when a company needs: Small holes in metal Precision in cutting any object Very close tolerances As a result, wire EDM services are widely used in the following machining applications: Molds: Types include bend mold, powder metallurgy mold, plastic mold, punch die and squeezing die Mechanical parts: Those unsuited for conventional machining, as well as for forming cutting tools, special gear and various shape holes Complex shapes: This is what companies often employ wire EDM to accomplish Whenever a customer demands tight tolerances, exacting precision and/or the need to produce complex but delicate geometric shapes out of hard metal, the choice is often Wire EDM. It is capable of doing so swiftly and accurately. Wire EDM Services Wire EDM was once a little-used and ignored technology. It was too expensive for many shops to employ. However, today, EDM now has a place in many metalworking and machine shops. Advances in technology have increased the ability of even small shops to afford to offer wire EDM services to their clients. With its capability to deliver tight tolerances for a variety of very specific applications, wire EDM is now an affordable and fast means of meeting customer specifications. Be the first to like. Like...

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