Manufacturing implantable medical devices requires products to achieve a high degree of precision and quality. Hudson Technologies uses state-of-the-art deep-draw manufacturing techniques to create parts that satisfy the requirements of building medical equipment:
- Clean medical components
- Cutting-edge, precision equipment
We specialize in deep drawing titanium and stainless steel to create devices used for active stimulation. Hudson meets medical industry challenges by using the best tooling and equipment to achieve high-quality results.
Types of Medical Devices We Manufacture
Hudson uses deep-drawn stamping to produce a range of high-quality, safe, and reliable medical devices. Our innovative processes reduce production time, improve product consistency, and keep down costs.
Some products we build include:
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), including:
- Single-chamber transvenous ICDs (TV-ICDs)
- Subcutaneous ICDs (S-ICDs)
Neuromodulation products, including:
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Deep brain stimulators
- Sacral nerve stimulators
- Vagus nerve stimulators
- Implantable cardiac pacemakers
- Implantable hearing devices
- Ventricular assist devices
- Implantable loop recorders (ILRs)
- Implantable drug infusion pumps
Selecting The Best Material for Your Medical Device
To meet sterility demands and other strict regulatory standards of the medical industry, it’s important to choose the right material for deep drawing medical components. Two of the best materials for medical component manufacturing include stainless steel and titanium.
Stainless steel is used across manufacturing for a wide variety of applications; however, it’s important to note that not all stainless steels are suitable for medical use due to their nickel content. “Surgical Steel” is a unique alloy of stainless steel that contains a very small amount of nickel while maintaining the corrosion-resistant characteristics that make stainless steel a desirable choice for deep drawing medical parts.
Benefits of stainless steel for medical device manufacturing include:
- Excellent tensile strength
- Resistance to a wide temperature range
- High corrosion and moisture resistance
- Good formability
Titanium is a popular choice for deep drawing medical components, particularly for applications requiring very high strength. This material has a special ability to bind with living tissue and bone, making it well-suited for orthopedic applications. Titanium is available in numerous grades and alloys, and it exhibits increased corrosion resistance and strength.
Advantages of using titanium for deep drawing medical instruments and implants include:
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Non-ferromagnetic properties
- Osseointegration ability
Hudson Technologies: Your Trusted Medical Device Manufacturer
Hudson has developed comprehensive strategies to overcome the array of challenges endemic to medical device manufacturing. We capitalize on our expertise to achieve quality results in:
- Regulatory compliance: Medical devices must comply with stringent governmental and third-party standards, which vary across countries.
- Ensuring product quality: Medical devices must go above and beyond in terms of ensuring their products are safe, secure, and reliable.
- Data security: Safeguarding sensitive medical data is critical to developing patient trust, especially as more and more medical facilities move to cloud-based systems and “smart” devices.
- Localization of medical devices: Medical devices must be accessible to the countries in which they’re sold—especially with electronic applications, manufacturers must ensure that the devices suit the languages and practices of their host countries.
- Development and production costs: Maintaining affordable production and development costs ensures that medical devices can do the most good while allowing manufacturers to reinvest profits into new research.
Our Deep Drawn Stamping Capabilities and Equipment
At Hudson Technologies, we rely on deep-drawn stamping to produce reliable, safe, and high-quality medical devices. Through the use of innovative processes, we can enhance product consistency, decrease production time, and lower costs.
Hudson uses cutting-edge tooling and equipment to ensure high-quality end parts for critical medical applications. Our capabilities include:
- Tooling that our experienced toolmakers design and build in-house
- More than 130 forming presses that range from 1 to 500 tons of capacity; this includes both hydraulic and mechanical presses as well as a Servo press with a CNC lower cushion
- Extensive modification capabilities, which allow for improved component customization
- In-house heat treatment options with vacuum and hydrogen annealing functions that help reduce lead times and achieve higher levels of quality control
The Benefits of Metal Stamped Medical Devices
The metal stamping process offers a wide range of benefits that make it a preferable choice over other fabrication techniques. Due to its high level of versatility, metal stamping allows the medical industry to produce and refine medical instruments quickly and efficiently.
Deep drawn metal stamping is a common stamping method used to produce medical devices due to its high accuracy and precision. It also enables fully customized designs with unique modifications to meet demanding application requirements.
Other key benefits of metal stamping for medical devices include:
- The process can be easily automated, making it great for high-volume production
- Lower price per part over a certain volume
- Easy to replicate processes and duplicate parts
- Facilitates a faster speed to market
- Capable of achieving a high-quality surface finish
- Ideal for producing prototypes
To get an understanding of how Hudson provides the very best solutions to the challenges medical manufacturers regularly face, view our case study describing how we produce high-volume components.
Quality & Compliance
To ensure we deliver high-quality medical devices that adhere to the medical industry’s strict standards, Hudson maintains the following quality and compliance certifications:
- Center of Excellence for Manufacturing and Engineering
- FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
- FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
- Lean Six Sigma
- REACH and RoHS Compliance
Contact Our Experts for Premium Medical Device Manufacturing Solutions
Hudson Technologies continues to invest in new technologies that will help our products improve patients’ health and quality of life. We’ve recently upgraded our manufacturing capabilities through the purchase of eight robotic arms and a five-axis cutting laser. We also installed a Platarg transfer press, which helps us complete production runs at a faster pace.
Hudson’s dedication to finding quality solutions for every challenge has established us as a leader in the medical device manufacturing field. Contact us for more information on how Hudson Technologies can best meet your needs.Contact Us Today