Specialty Metal Surfacing & Cleaning Services
RPA has worked with some of the leaders in the medical equipment industry in achieving the finishes required for manufacturing their products. The finishes that the medical implant industries require vary based on what they are being used for. We may just deburr, or deburr, clean & passivate. Or it could be a tumble process, bead blast process, polishing process, or any combination of these processes. RPA works with its customers to meet their exact specifications.
Implant parts for the medical implant industry are very different than the tools or equipment that the medical industry uses. Because these parts will be implanted into the human body the exacting specifications are above reproach. Each part must meet all dimensional and finish smoothness measurements with no exceptions.
For example, if the finish requirement is for a Ra of 1 microinch with no plus or minus this finish must be met all over the surface that requires it. This is what sets RPA apart from other finishers, in that we will meet this requirement each and every time.
With implants, it is not always about the smoothness though. It could be that the implant must be free of all burrs and maintain all the dimensional tolerances. Again RPA prides itself on meeting those exacting specifications.
As with all industries that RPA works with we think about how it will be used and take great care in finishing parts, with implant parts this is especially true. Many of us here either know someone or have experienced the use of an implant whether it is a knee, hip, or other device. What is unique about the job that RPA does is that it is virtually unknown to the end-user, but vital to how the part functions when in use.