ELECTROPOLISHING MEDICAL DEVICES
New England Electropolishing has delivered high-quality medical device electropolishing services since 1985.
Customers rely on New England Electropolishing’s precise medical device electropolishing and consistent finishes on medical devices and components, from one part to 100,000.
Unrivaled Expertise in the Stainless Steel Medical Device Electropolishing Industry
Our team offers unrivaled expertise in electropolishing medical devices, surgical implants and assemblies, tailoring our precision processes to meet the unique needs of our medical, dental and pharmaceutical customers. With a specialization in stainless steel electropolishing, NEE can finish small components, tools, and tubes consistently – even with a quick turnaround.
Our processes for medical device electropolishing and components are certified to ISO 13485:2016 and 9001:2015 quality standards, and our team will:
- Work to exceed your expectations for service and quality, with specialized experience in electropolishing medical components industry.
- Meet your deadline, even if it’s “yesterday.”
- Provide high-quality, precision electropolishing of medical devices and parts, with controlled tolerances up to 0.0001-inches.
- Electropolish medical devices and components from micro sizes to large vessels.
- Customize packaging and shipping options, ensuring your electropolished medical device arrives ready to use in your application.
New England Electropolishing applies our more than three decades of medical device electropolishing expertise to every order. Our team understands that electropolishing medical devices and surgical products require high quality, cleanliness, finish consistency and sharpness that other finishing processes cannot replicate. We collaborate with medical device manufacturing companies to ensure our medical device electropolishing services match your needs as well as compliance standards such as ISO 13485.
With quality certified processes we meet even the most specific tolerance, deburring, aesthetic, surface finish reading and corrosion resistance requirements, with a “can-do” approach that delivers the highest quality electropolishing of medical parts, including:
- Surgical devices
- Dental equipment
- Drug dispensing device components
- Arthroscopic, endoscopic and laparoscopic components
- Medical and pharmaceutical equipment
Electropolishing of Medical Devices with ElectroMatte™
Only New England Electropolishing offers our unique, proprietary ElectroMatte™ process. With ElectroMatte™, customers can achieve the same high-quality, precise finishing that standard electropolishing of medical devices delivers, with a less shiny finish. This process can be ideal for medical applications where device glare and reflection cause difficulties. Find out more about our ElectroMatte electropolishing of medical devices.
"Electropolishing is a science and an art. By combining both, we meet your exact finishing requirements, whether you need one part or 100,000. Our customers tell us no one does stainless steel electropolishing better."Imad Jaber
The Benefits of Electropolishing for Medical Devices
Although stainless steel is inherently passive, various steps from the manufacturing process can result in small microburrs, fissures, cracks and deposits of free iron onto the surface of the metal resulting in a product that is more prone to bacterial and viral growth on your product. Electropolishing your stainless steel medical devices and components delivers several benefits to the efficacy of your products.
A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Device Passivation
In the intricate world of medical device manufacturing, ensuring impeccable quality, durability, and safety is paramount. Enter the crucial process of passivation—a cornerstone in the manufacturing process of medical devices and equipment that goes beyond surface treatment; it’s a meticulous science dedicated to fortifying medical devices against corrosion and contamination.
Electropolishing improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel medical devices and components by passivating the alloy through the process of electropolishing. By removing the contaminants and impurities from the surface of the metal left behind from the manufacturing process, the surface of the metal is now considered “passivated”. Electropolishing helps to ensure that medical device passivation is achieved and the parts are able to last longer and are more reliable in use.
Electropolishing provides an enhanced level of safety for medical devices. By reducing the surface roughness of a medical device, electropolishing is able to reduce the risk of bacteria or other contaminants from sticking to the device. This helps to ensure that medical devices are safe for use, and increases the overall safety of the device.
The process of electropolishing helps to improve the overall quality of medical devices. By removing contaminants and impurities from the device, it helps to reduce the chances of device failure or malfunction. The improved quality of the device increases its durability and reliability, making it an excellent choice for use in medical applications.
Ease of Cleaning
Another significant benefit of electropolishing medical devices is that they are easy to clean and sterilize. Medical equipment needs to be disinfected frequently, and a rough surface can trap bacteria or other contaminants. With electropolishing, the smoother and more polished the surface is, the more natural it is to clean.
Biocompatibility is the ability for a device to coexist well with the human body without having any adverse effects. Electropolishing medical devices can achieve higher levels of biocompatibility. This is because rough surfaces on metal devices can cause friction and abrasion, causing irritation to the skin and tissues. By electropolishing the surface of medical devices, the surface is made smooth and less likely to aggravate tissue, preventing further complications.
Medical devices are often inserted into the human body, and the design and finish of these devices play a role in how they function and how they look. Electropolishing helps achieve a mirror-like finish, which makes the medical device a clean look. The smooth finish also makes it easier for the device to glide through the body tissues and fluids, making the installation process more comfortable and less painful for the patient.
Does Electropolishing Prevent Corrosion?
"Electropolishing is an electrochemical process that enhances metal alloys resistance to corrosion. Electropolishing is used to clean, deburr and passivate metals by removing impurities from the surface left behind from manufacturing processes."
Medical Device Electropolishing Information & Articles
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