MEDICAL DEVICE WELDING
ISO 13485 CERTIFIED
At Micro Weld, our professional welding technicians and welding machines excel at providing accurate, precise, and versatile welding for delicate medical parts that are sensitive to heat transfer and distortion. When it comes to TIG or laser welding medical devices, we have you covered.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DEVICE WELDING
Medical device welding is joining two or more pieces of metal to form a medical device. It is an essential part of medical device manufacturing and plays a crucial role in the healthcare industry. The importance of medical device welding cannot be overstated, as it is required to produce many life-saving medical devices, including surgical instruments, implants, and diagnostic equipment. Using the correct medical welding equipment is vital to the success of every project.
When it comes to the applications of medical welding, there are many applications in the healthcare industry. Some of the most common applications include the production of surgical instruments, implants, diagnostic equipment, and catheters.
BENEFITS & APPLICATIONS OF MEDICAL WELDING
Welding offers several advantages compared to other manufacturing techniques used in medical device production. One of the most significant advantages of welding is that it provides a strong and reliable bond between the two pieces of metal. Welding is also an exact process, allowing for tight tolerances, making it ideal for producing small, intricate medical devices.
TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES OF MEDICAL WELDING
Several techniques and processes are used in medical device welding, including TIG welding, laser welding, and microscopic TIG welding. TIG welding is a precise technique that produces strong, high-quality welds. Laser welding is used for precision welding and can produce extremely small welds. Microscopic TIG welding is used for welding small and intricate medical devices that require strength.
QUALITY CONTROL AND STANDARDS
Quality control and adherence to industry standards are critical in medical device welding. ISO 13485 is an international standard that outlines the requirements for a quality management system for medical device manufacturing. Following these standards is vital to ensure that medical devices are safe, reliable, and effective.
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING
Designing medical devices for manufacturing is crucial to ensure that the devices can be produced efficiently and effectively. The design must consider the materials and processes used in medical device welding to ensure that the device can be created with the required level of precision and quality.
WELDING INSPECTION AND TESTING
Inspection and testing are critical in medical device welding to ensure that the welds are high quality and that the medical devices are safe and effective. Inspection and testing can include visual inspection, X-ray inspection, and ultrasonic testing.
MEDICAL DEVICE WELDING
Welding for Medical Research
Welding plays a crucial role in medical research, including developing new medical devices and testing prototypes. Welding can also be used to create custom devices for patients with unique needs.
Welding for Medical Repairs
Welding is also essential for the repair and maintenance of medical devices. Welding can be used to repair damaged medical devices, extend the lifespan of medical devices, and improve the performance of medical devices.
Welding for Medical Imaging
Welding is also an integral part of medical imaging. Medical devices such as MRI machines, CT scanners, and X-ray machines require precision welding to ensure their components are aligned correctly. At MicroWeld, we specialize in GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding), an ideal welding technique for welding thin materials such as those used in medical imaging.
Welding & Precision Manufacturing
Precision manufacturing is a critical component of medical device manufacturing. Welding is an integral part of the process, and we specialize in precision welding techniques, such as laser welding for medical devices. Our laser welding process produces high-quality welds with minimal heat input, ensuring that your medical devices are manufactured to the highest quality standards.
Welding for Medical Innovation
Welding plays a significant role in medical innovation, enabling the development of new and innovative medical devices. The precision and reliability of welding make it possible to create medical devices that were once thought impossible.
Welding for Medical Prototyping
Welding plays a critical role in medical prototyping. Prototyping is an essential stage in the development of medical devices, and welding is often used to create prototypes. With our micro welding services, we can create highly detailed and intricate designs for medical device prototypes. Our microscopic laser welding is an exact welding technique ideal for small-scale projects.
Regulatory compliance is a critical component of medical device manufacturing. It’s vital to understand the importance of compliance with regulations such as ISO 13485. Our welding processes are designed to meet the highest industry standards, ensuring that our client's medical devices are safe and effective.
MEDICAL DEVICE WELDING FAQS
What types of welding does MicroWeld specialize in? We specialize in various welding techniques, including TIG welding, laser welding for medical devices, and micro GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding).
What are the benefits of using microscopic laser welding? Microscopic laser welding is a highly precise welding technique ideal for small-scale projects. It produces high-quality welds with minimal heat input, making it ideal for welding delicate medical devices.
Is MicroWeld ISO 13485 certified? Yes, we are ISO 13485 certified, ensuring that our welding processes meet the highest quality standards for medical device manufacturing.
As an ISO 13485 certified company, we’ve provided micro laser and TIG welding services to medical device manufacturers for over 25 years. We collaborate with customers during the development stage and follow process in production.
The weld is a small, yet critical step in your production process. As a result, our customers collaborate as though we are an extension of their facility. This collaboration leads to an extremely low reject rate and same or next day delivery.
THE SAFE CHOICE
FOR MICRO WELDING SERVICES
Our customers have labeled us the “safe choice." We know how important it is to find a reliable, trustworthy partner for your medical welding projects. You can be assured that every production project we undertake meets ISO 13485 standards.
The size of Micro Weld, Inc. allows us to provide the shortest lead times in the marketplace. We achieve this by validating multiple machines to your process and by having multiple certified techs follow your process day and night.
Medical device manufacturers count on our experienced welding technicians to follow process.
Our prototyping services include laser and TIG welding for medical devices. At proof of concept and the development stage, our creative, experienced welding techs collaborate with you from start to finish. We tenaciously test multiple processes until the desired result is produced. This upfront collaboration leads to a robust, repeatable, and cost-effective production process.
If you are searching for a reliable medical laser or medical TIG welding company, look no further than Micro Weld.