Among the various technologies used for finishing the surface of medical instruments, mass finishing and shot blasting play a key role, not only as intermediate steps but also for placing the final, finishing touch on these components.
Besides the right material selection, surface treatment is an essential component of the overall manufacturing process of medical instruments. Only high-quality surface finishes guarantee the required functionality, high sterility, corrosion resistance, and absolute reliability that most medical components require, while also providing a satin, non-glare appearance.
To cover this complex topic, we’ve created an exclusive surface finishing guidebook, specifically for medical instruments! In this guidebook we will discuss the types of medical instruments that can be treated with mass finishing and shot blasting methods and the wide spectrum of finishing goals that must be achieved on different materials ranging from high-strength metal alloys, like titanium, to 3D printed components made from different metals and plastic. Specifically, we will describe mass finishing and shot blasting treatment processes for medical instruments along with the type of equipment and media used for such applications.
In addition to the guidebook, you can also download our medical instrument succesful application reports here:
Dental drills – deburring & surface smoothing
Surgical scissors – deburring, surface smoothing & polishing
Cannula tips – deburring & surface smoothing
Autoclave doors – surface smoothing & polishing
Medical tweezers – surface cleaning & texturing
Surgical pliers – placing a non-reflective fine finish
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