Medical device manufacturers can produce high-performing, complex geometric parts and components for surgical instruments at high volumes cost-effectively using a metal injection molding (MIM) process. This flexible, hybrid technology can deliver high-quality parts consistently using a single manufacturing process.
– Steve Santoro, Micro
Demand for lightweight, disposable surgical devices has been increasing as hospitals see a distinct cost advantage for off-the-shelf, single-use products that don’t require sterilization. Disposable sterile devices can also help minimize risk of infection.
CMOs and their original equipment manufacturer partners (OEMs) can work together to address changing market needs with innovative technology, and MIM can help manufacturers meet the increased demand.
MIM doesn’t replace machining, but it offers distinct advantages for certain high-volume, high-precision projects in which parts may be smaller and require more maneuverability along with having strong mechanical properties.