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How is precision CNC machining important in the medical industry?

The medical industry has some of the highest demands when it comes to quality, precision, and production speed. Precision machined medical components and devices have high standards to meet, especially if they are vital parts for equipment that will go on to affect the health of people around the world. 

How CNC machining benefits the Medical Industry

CNC machining is an excellent choice for medical device manufacturing. Not only is CNC machining efficient and consistent, computer numerical control is compatible with a wide range of manufacturing processes, including milling, turning, drilling, boring, grinding, and many others. The use of CNC to guide the equipment makes CNC machining not only highly accurate but consistently accurate, producing parts with tight tolerances with repeatable quality for every production run. 

CNC machining is also a very fast and efficient process, with quick turnaround times for production runs, prototypes, and custom parts. The medical industry often requires precise, complex parts in small quantities, for which CNC machining is a perfect process. 

CNC equipment also accommodates a very wide range of materials, including those most commonly used in medical instruments and parts: stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and plastics to name a few. Its versatility and efficiency makes it one of the most useful types of manufacturing for the medical industry.

Common CNC Machined Medical Products

There are hundreds of different medical devices and equipment that benefit from CNC manufacturing. CNC equipment creates clean, smooth components used for medical implants, especially custom ones that require a high level of accuracy. Plenty of equipment like MRI scanners, ultrasound machines, X-rays, and other monitoring equipment have components that contain precision machined parts. Surgical equipment especially can benefit from precision CNC machining, making tight tolerance components that ensure these tools meet the industry’s strict performance and quality requirements.

Are you looking for a precision manufacturer of medical components?

Small Parts Manufacturing is a top-quality manufacturing partner with over 75 years of experience in precision machining and a trusted partner of Medtronic of 25 years. Our expertise in medical manufacturing extends to several types of critical components, including, but not limited to stent loading hooks, mandrels, nuts, and rods, and we work with many types of metal and plastics commonly used in the medical industry. For more information about how we can help you, contact us today!