Good medical devices must satisfy three categories: they achieve tight tolerances, healthcare professionals can easily use them, and they help the patient heal. High-quality equipment and tooling ensure high-quality end parts for medical applications ranging from device pumps and motors to pacemakers, defibrillators, and surgical equipment.
Hudson Technologies provides industry-leading custom metal stamping for a wide range of medical applications. Founded in 1940, we perform precision metal stamping using state-of-the-art equipment, creating high-tolerance parts in large production volumes.
Applications in the Medical Industry
Hudson creates a number of products for the medical industry. A couple of our most notable offerings include:
All permanently implanted medical devices, including pacemakers, cochlear devices, internal defibrillators, and drug pumps, are manufactured from titanium. Titanium is the only metal that the human body will not reject. Hudson has a long history of deep-drawing titanium into intricate shapes and has been manufacturing implantable titanium medical components since the early 1970s.
Implantable components include the outer shield of the device, battery cases, and other components. By designing and building custom tooling, Hudson uses their metal stamping to affordably and quickly manufacture components for a variety of purposes.
Benefits of Metal Stamping Over Other Metal Fabrication Processes
Metal stamping comes with a host of benefits that set it above other metal fabrication processes. Manufacturers can easily automate the metal stamping process, making it a great method for mass producing parts. These mass production capabilities also make it more cost effective for large-volume orders—after paying the initial setup costs, each individual product over a certain volume does not contribute that much to your overhead. Furthermore, it’s much easier to repeat processes and duplicate components with stamping than with other fabrication techniques.
The Hudson Difference
We design all our tooling in-house to optimize the production process. Our highly trained staff operates over 130 forming presses around the clock, working with mechanical and hydraulic presses ranging from 1 to 500 tons. We also use a servo press with a CNC lower cushion for special orders.
We draw our designs with reliability and manufacturability in mind, aiming to achieve the most affordable solutions through collaborative relationships with our customers. We also offer extensive modification capabilities, which allows for greater component customization. We perform in-house heat treatment as well as hydrogen and vacuum annealing to minimize lead times and optimize quality control.
To find out how our custom precision stamping services will benefit your next project, contact us today.