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Medical Device Design for Cleanability

October 22, 2019
Medical Design for Cleanability: Learn More at MedTech Conference

Stop by booth #1128 at the Medical Design and Manufacturing Conference Oct. 23-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The design and manufacturing of medical devices is a complex undertaking with patient safety hanging in the balance at every stage in the process.

Cleanability is an ongoing challenge, with the Food and Drug Administration focused on the role of reusable medical devices in the spread of infection. In response, a growing number of medical device designers have begun to design their products with cleanability in mind.

The combination of the right design features and the right metal finishing process holds great promise for medical device manufacturing, where the creation of devices that are reliable, hygienic and compliant requires processes that can overcome a litany of potential hazards, including:

  • Pathogen spread
  • Implant rejection
  • Corrosion
  • Surface contamination
  • Premature failure
  • biocompatibility

Join Able Electropolishing at the Medical Design and Manufacturing conference Oct. 23-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, to learn more about the role that electropolishing can play in creating reusable medical devices that are both easier to clean and resistant to the growth of pathogens.

“Finish First” Methodology for Cleaner, Safer Medical Devices

Electropolishing is a metal finishing treatment that creates enhanced resistance to corrosion, superior biocompatibility and a sanitary, easy-to-clean finish that is highly resistant to bacteria, with a process that is precise, repeatable and well-suited to the common and specialty steels and metal alloys used most frequently in medical device manufacturing:

  • 200-300 Series Stainless Steels
  • 400 Series Stainless Steels
  • Precipitating Hardening Grades
  • Unusual Stainless Steels
  • Copper Alloys
  • Tool Steels
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Nitinol
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Carbon Steels

With Able’s “Finish First” methodology, medical device designers can take even greater advantage of electropolishing’s benefits by incorporating cleanability features into the design process that enhance the effectiveness of electropolishing.

Stop by booth #1128 at the Medical Design and Manufacturing Conference to learn more about our work with medical designers on a wide range of devices including cutting tools, drills, blades and implantable orthopedic and cardiovascular implants, among others.

The conference will bring together designers, engineers and other innovators in the field of medical device design to share the latest trends on a variety of topics:

  • Emerging technologies
  • Materials and coatings
  • User-certified designs
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sensor technologies
  • Usability testing
  • Automation

We hope to see you there. Or, give us a call or click on the link below to learn more about how electropolishing can give your manufacturing process the edge in cleanability, safety and reliability.

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