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.
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…
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…