Surface finishing of the medical devices, such as surgical instruments, orthopedic body, and cardiovascular implants, is one of the crucial factors to be considered when facing challenges of high device performance and biocompatibility. The requirements and standards imposed on the medical device manufacturers, as for instance ISO 13845 and ISO 10993, require significant control and reliability of the surface treatment processes that shall result in an excellent surface quality finish.
Electropolishing is a state-of-the-art surface finishing process that removes burrs, heat-affected zones, and micro-cracks, providing excellent surface smoothness and edge rounding that minimizes the potential for lumen trauma. Anodizing creates a durable and highly corrosion resistive coating that, for visual effects, can be achieved in different colors. Nevertheless, a major challenge of both processes is their effectiveness.
Elsyca's solutions for surface finishing, electropolishing and anodizing applications coupled with dedicated engineering services, allow to:
Mitigate all surface treatment issues by developing built-by design intelligent engineering;
Formulate outstanding technical planning driven by innovative R&D technologies;
Create excellent forecasting and right-first-time processing to optimize manufacturing capacity;
Position your business as a serious competition on a global market and gain in profitability;
Design, analyze and improve the process performance before running any actual process on-site;
Provide information on the optimum process setup and parameters to be used;
Compute current density, potential distribution, as well as metal removal rates (electropolishing) and metal oxide layer thickness distribution (anodizing) over all treated surface areas.