Advancements in the surgical space have focused on less-disruptive, minimally invasive, and laparoscopic procedures, creating a need for more sophisticated tools and instrumentation.
Needs & Challenges
Many micro medical surgical components require ultra-thin wall stocks, high aspect ratios, and extremely tight tolerances.
The challenge with thermoplastics is knowing when a seemingly minor change in the design or an alternative thermoplastic material choice can significantly impact the quality and cost-effectiveness of the part.
Ultem Clip for Infusion Pump
In this application the S-shaped geometry was used as a molded spring to create friction in a infusion pump.
Overmolded Catheter Tip
The tip design required extreme micro tooling precision to accomplish the tiny through-holes with +/- .001″ tolerances throughout.
Implantable Ligating Clip
The ligating clip, which snaps close, features a crescent-shaped window which measures 0.010″ (0.25 mm) wide.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Applications
Examples of Micro Devices
- Surgical Clips
- Catheter Tips
- Imaging Tips
- Ligating Clips