Medical & Dental Case Studies

Intricate components and medical and dental equipment go hand-in-hand. Choosing powder metallurgy (PM) when dealing with these types of parts can lead to reduce costs, reduce material wastes, and occasionally produce components that would not be economically feasible using other manufacturing methods.

The precision of powder metallurgy in the medical and dental markets is outlined here using a collection of award-winning parts submitted to the Metal Powder Industries Federation’s (MPIF) annual PM Design Excellence Awards competition in the Medical & Dental category.

Wedge Blank

Wedge Blank

The metal injection molding (MIM) wedge blank actuates the release of staples in an endoscopic staple gun. This component is designed to be the smallest…

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tungsten electrode

Tungsten Electrode

This metal injection molding (MIM) tungsten electrode is used in a surgical ablation device that uses high temperature for the removal of tissue. The use…

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Planetary Gear System for a Surgical Device

Planetary Gear System

In addition to the integrated pinion gear, the carrier includes three posts that extend above the flange with…

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Distal Channel Retainer

Distal Channel Retainer

This component is a 17-4 PH stainless steel distal channel retainer formed via the metal injection molding (MIM) process. The complex, multi-level part is the…

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Endoscopic Device Parts

Endoscopic Device Parts

This component is an endoscopic device parts—four stainless steel metal injection molded (MIM) components comprised of an articulation lock bar…

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Stainless Steel Shaft Assembly

Stainless Steel Shaft Assembly

This component is a metal injection molded (MIM) shaft assembly used in a novel surgical instrument for passing sutures through difficult-to-reach tissue…

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