Specialty Metal Surfacing for Surgical Instruments & Equipment
RPA has worked with some of the leaders in the surgical instruments manufacturing industry in developing finishes for their equipment. The finishes medical industries require vary based on what they are being used for. We may just deburr, or deburr, clean & passivate surgical instruments and equipment. We could also utilize a tumble process, bead blast process, or any combination of these processes. RPA works with its customers to meet their exact specifications.
Surgical instruments; this area of the medical industry tends to like satin finishes that are smooth, but non-reflective. As you can imagine when a person is in the operating room the last thing that is needed is shiny objects that may distract or reflect into the surgeons’ eyes.
The non-reflective finish can be applied to tools that the surgeon is using or just some of the equipment around him. Even though many of these items get some kind of treatment, coating or plating on the surface, what lies under that final finish can make a big difference in its ability to be non-reflective. Some of these finishes are achieved by a series of tumbles or tumble and bead blast. One of the most important aspects to any of the finishes for surgical instruments is that it is smooth with no areas in which bacteria can hide.
As with all industries that RPA works with we, think about how it will be used and take great care in finishing parts so that the user has confidence in whatever instrument they are using. In almost all of the processes that RPA does our role in finishing of medical equipment is unknown by the end user, but is vital to how the part functions’ when in use.
So whether it needs to be deburred, tumbled, bead blasted, cleaned or passivated, RPA will finish your surgical instruments to your exacting specifications.