China's Leading Company Offers Unparalleled MEDICAL Machining Services
Coming from two decades-long expertise and a proven track record, DEK offers an extensive range of precision CNC machining services by manufacturing the components for therapeutic equipment, surgical implants, prosthetic devices, diagnostic instruments, and many other vital tools that are employed in the medical field.
The very nature of devices, regarding the medical applications (Surgery, implants, diagnostic, etc.), is such that a single small error or imperfection can be a matter of life or death. To ensure precision and accountability, we rely on a variety of state-of-the-art CNC machines along with a squad of adept engineers. We provide the unfailing/life-saving precision medical prototypes and products within extremely tight tolerances to precise specifications while sustaining the scrupulous standard of ‘periodic communication’ and ‘timely delivery’.
Advantages Of Our CNC Medical Machining Services
DEK: Your one-stop cNC precision machine shop for medical industry
Since 19+ years DEK has been China’s top medical CNC machine shop that is continuously manufacturing precision medical parts. We employ the proven techniques to deliver performance, quality, and reliability in every project. Our technicians have a long experience related to a wide range of specifications concerning therapeutic equipment, surgical implants, prosthetic devices, diagnostic instruments, and many other tools.
Our spectrum of equipment includes CNC machines (3-axis/4-axis/5-axis and even more) CNC lathe, swiss screw machine, EDM machine, CMMs, etc., which are adequate to deal with any kind of medical machining project. We have mastery over the materials recognized by the medical industry. Materials can be sourced either from our network of subcontractors or your approved vendor, who can submit actual mill certifications.
Machining requirements for the Medical sector entails precision and rigorous care along the manufacturing process. Whether it’s a housing or the complex internal components ranging from MRI machine to cardiac pacemaker, DEK focuses on rendering the highest level of machining for any medical equipment.
Diversified Capabilities Of DEK's Medical Machine Shop
5-axis CNC Machining
Regarding the various complex geometry of medical equipment, it is a sensible choice to machine them utilizing 5 Axis CNC machines. Although many manufacturers boast about true 5-axis simultaneous machining, they usually make use of 3+2 axis (2 axes for positioning and 3 axes for machining) and rarely 4+1 axis (1 axis for positioning and 4 axes for machining).
We promise you that you’ll obtain the service of true 5-axis simultaneous machining at DEK.
Our CNC-turning service that embraces ultra-modern precision technology is the best suit for the medical parts that demand great rotational symmetry. As an example, the orthopedic sector needs CNC machines that are capable of configuring complex shapes.
Our CNC turning process incorporates cutting, knurling, facing, forming, threading, broaching, drilling, and boring. The 5-axis CNC Lathe is administered by CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) software and uses numerous high-speed spindles. And what’s next? Of course, better production speed and tight tolerances.
Our CNC-milling service can easily meet the varying demands of medical industry by successfully creating the designs ranging from plain linear shape to intricate geometric contours. CNC milling can be the best application for the parts used in medical implants, minimally-invasive surgery and other procedures. These tools facilitate simultaneous cuts on the different axes. DEK’s horizontal and vertical mill machines can provide the excellent balance between precise engineering and rapid production.
CNC Swiss Machining / Micromachining
Our CNC Swiss machining service is specifically useful to manufacture critical and small medical components like pins, staples, bone screws, suture anchors, stents, clips, catheters, etc. with an exceptional degree of accuracy in a short period of time. Our Swiss machining lathes are capable of rotating a component along 7+ axes which ensures precise cut as well as tight tolerance.
Since the CNC Swiss machine can perform numerous operations simultaneously with less cycle-times, the production speed is bound to reach very high.
Since medical industry is that kind of industry where precision and safety are interlinked, CMM inspection of all medical tools is of paramount importance. This service ensures that your CAD models and 2D- drawings and are fully met in terms of precision, reliability, and safety.
We make use of various vision and contact CMM systems inside our humidity/temperature-regulated lab to provide precise measurements of the medical parts along X, Y and Z-axis.
Some of the medical components/parts we can manufacture
Materials for Medical CNC machining
Material choice is a very critical step in medical machining. Medical machining entails the employment of an extensive array of materials that explicitly befit healthcare applications. We routinely deal with medical-grade materials, ensuring all devices and components are faultlessly in line with the relevant regulations. In case of the medical industry, some medical devices need even more specialization than others. Apart from being durable and strong, they should not corrode and react within the body.
At DEK we will help you to choose the best material regarding the factors such as biocompatibility, resilience, Sterilizability, longevity, and flexibility. We can source all diverse materials from your approved vendor or from our subcontractors who are capable of providing actual mill certifications.
We’re capable of machining a diverse range of materials including but not limited to Titanium, Stainless Steels, Beryllium, Chromium, Bronze, Brass, Hastelloy, Chrome Alloys, Copper, Invar, Manganese, Molybdenum, Ceramics, Acetal, PEEK, ABS, PVC, UHMW, Inconel, Monel, Peek, Kovar, Silver, Silicone, Nylons, Polymers, and Composites. We also offer the service of silver and gold plating wherever requested.
Why More Than 2300+ Clients ♥️ DEK
'Adherence to standards' has always been the work motto of DEK. Our ISO 9001:2015| ISO 13485 certification implies that our design, development, production, storage, and distribution process follow the industry-recognized standard.
Whether it is high-volume or low-volume medical components production, our ultra-modern medical CNC technology along with our innovative staff make sure that even your tightest deadline gets fully honored.
The production cost of your machined medical components is bound to be reduced beyond the range of your expectations because of our services such as expert engineering, material sourcing, and flawless manufacturing. The price is going to drop even further if your production volume is huge.
You can be assured that all our materials will meet stringent compliance standards of the medical domain. Our machines and employees have long years of technical proficiency regarding an extensive range of medical-grade metals, plastics, alloys, and composites. Long story short- we can handle any material specifications.
We are capable of designing and producing any complex CNC machined medical prototype that 100% conforms to your samples/specifications. We will commence the manufacturing process only after the prototype is approved by you and our engineers.
When a machined part is used as a life-saving critical equipment, there is absolutely no room for mistakes. Our cutting-edge CNC machinery and intelligent tooling ensures that ultra-precision and risk-management will be the integral parts of our medical machining process.
With us you'll never face the problem related to minimum ordering quantity. While other suppliers will hesitate to work on a very small volume production, you won't face such problems with us. we'll assist you to achieve your goal even if it means manufacturing only one component.
Sanitization and strict maintenance policies are not just desirable; they are essential for the medical machining industry. Our facilities are well-sanitized, and climate-controlled. Apart from holding inventory for you we also offer the service of assembling your different medical parts into a final product.
Testimonials From Our Satisfied Clients
REQUIRE PRECISION CNC MACHINING FOR YOUR MEDICAL PROJECTS?
Since 2002 DEK has supplied customized medical components for many clients worldwide. If precision and quality management is your top priority then you have knocked at the right door. You can be assured that our team will respond to you with ‘competitive price’ and ‘quick turn-around time’.
Guide To Medical Machining & Buying F.A.Q
Medical machining is known for its precision, speed, and material versatility.
It’s crucial for medical machining to have the capability of fabricating parts with extremely tight tolerances and focus on bio-safe and biocompatible materials.
You will also understand the way DEK controls the medical machining and able to output medical parts of utmost quality and high performance.
In this FAQ guide, you will also learn medical machining benefits and capabilities for your parts and how it can be extremely productive.
What is Medical Machining?
Medical machining is precision machining that holds the technical resources to fabricate the medical parts.
Moreover, the medical parts that require utmost precision and extremely tight tolerances require medical machining services.
By utilizing medical-grade materials, it’s easy to fabricate parts related to the medical industry.
Medical machining helps to fulfill every medical industry need, from surgical tools to monitoring devices.
Medical machining has the capability to make parts of extreme complexity and of the highest possible quality.
The medical-grade material for medical machining can be:
- Stainless Steel
And it’s also important to know that medical machining is not just limited to these materials.
To support the machining requirements of the medical sector, a comprehensive range of medical machinery is available.
What is the Importance of Precision in Medical Machining?
Through medical machining, you can achieve tighter tolerances, utmost accuracy, and great precision in your parts.
Moreover, precision has a great value and reputation in the medical industry.
The manufacturing of medical parts requires working with:
- Tighter Tolerances
- Medical Grade Material
- Advanced Machining
- Technology Advanced Equipment
- Knowledgeable Staff
- Heightened Controls
The one medical machine shop that has the following is able to give the qualified results that are admired by the medical industry.
The important thing about surgical equipment and other complex and sensitive medical parts is that a little mistake can cause critical issues.
That’s what makes precision a priority and extremely important in medical machining.
Precision medical machining also offers custom medical parts for a perfect fit and to meet your designing and accuracy needs.
What are the Technologies of Medical Machining?
Medical machining is all about parts manufacturing technologies.
Eliminating extra material from a workpiece to shape it into an intended design is what the medical machining process does.
The medical machining technologies involve the use of:
- State-of-the-art machining equipment
- Precision medical part manufacturing
- Quality Assurance
- Detailed Inspection
Most importantly, the use of advanced and modern machining equipment like 5-Axis CNC machines is the latest medical machining technology.
Investing in medical technology can give you the most innovative solutions for your part fabrication.
The use of AI is common in today’s medical machining and enables you to have the best design, development, and production of your medical parts.
What are the Applications of Medical Machining?
Sometimes, parts are required by medical industry applications that are precise enough to cut an eye’s lens without any causalities.
Hence, the greatest precision with the highest standards to ensure reliability and safety is an essential medical machining requirement.
The following are core applications of medical machining in the medical industry:
- Electronic Medical
- Cardiovascular Devices
- Orthopedic Devices
- Surgical Instrumentation
The main thing about these applications is that they require an extreme level of precision and contain complex designs.
No type of other machining and manufacturing technique is capable enough to give the results that precisely reflects what is required.
Hence, medical machining gives you the guarantee of the highest precision results.
Moreover, the optimal medical machining environment also helps fabricate optimal medical parts by achieving the tightest tolerances of +/- 0.001mm.
What Parts Can Medical Machining Manufacture?
Medical machining is known to be a precision manufacturing process.
In order to achieve higher precision in parts designing, pre-programmed computer software is used to handle the part fabrication, for example, the use of CNC machining for medical part manufacturing.
By doing so, the machines can have greater control over your part manufacturing and eliminate human error risk.
By keeping this in mind, the medical machining can manufacture the following parts:
- Medical Implants
- Testing & Analysis Components
- Medical Instrument Components
- Drug Delivery Components
- Pump Components
- Respirator Device Components
- Ventilator Components
- Precision Shafts, Brass Inserts
- Complex Multi-Component Assemblies
Medical machining can rapidly produce the highest quality precision machine parts cost-effectively and with a superior surface finish.
What are the Requirements for Medical Machining?
In order to achieve successful machined medical parts, meeting standards and optimizing the machining process have more excellent value.
There are many requirements for medical machining if your focus is to get the best quality results possible.
The medical industry is a critical field, and accuracy is what it requires because sometimes human lives depend on these machined medical parts’ success or failure.
The following are the requirements for medical machining to achieve success in medical part manufacturing:
- Precision medical machining to tighter tolerances (as tight as +/- 0.002mm for some medical equipment)
- 5-Axis CNC machining for complex part geometries
- The extreme level of surface clearance (mostly for the implant devices)
- A comprehensive medical grade material selection
- High-level surface finishing and coating capabilities
How to Achieve Tighter Tolerances Through Medical Machining?
Medical machining is mostly referring to the use of computer-aided machinery to fabricate medical parts.
The necessary requirement of the medical industry is tighter tolerances of minimum +/- 0.02mm.
Moreover, the tightest tolerance of +/- 0.001mm is also achievable only if it is in your request.
In medical machining, adopting the followings can help you achieve tighter tolerances:
- With the right manufacturer experience and machinery
- Through precision machining
- By controlling the medical machining environment
- Through a quality controlled and stabilized temperature
- With the use of advanced and technologically enhanced machinery
- Through a dynamic balance of tool holder
- Eliminating misalignment, asymmetrical design, concentricity error
- With the use of the correct sharp cutting tool
- With the selection of medical grade material
- Through detailed inspection
Furthermore, medical parts manufacturers’ experienced engineers and strong quality control also help you achieve tighter tolerances.
What are the Capabilities of Medical Machining?
In order to fabricate medical parts, including orthopedic implants, instruments, and tooling, it’s important for medical machining to be capable of achieving the highest quality and most efficient results.
Medical machining should be reliable enough to achieve accuracy, efficiency, and precision, even for parts with complex geometries.
In the modern medical industry, medical machining is only successful if it has the following capabilities:
- Achieving high-quality surface finishes
- Achieving dimensional accuracy
- The use of 5-Axis CNC machining
- Achieving tightest tolerances
- Maintaining machining stability
Moreover, a detailed inspection is also required to finalize the part’s quality and performance before delivery.
How to Maintain Process Stability in Medical Machining?
In medical machining, it’s crucial to completely stabilize the part manufacturing process to achieve exceptional efficiency without sacrificing surface quality.
It is also cost-effective from a financial perspective and increases the medical part machining process’s speed.
The medical machining equipment design is the most important factor to consider in regards to improving the process stability.
Moreover, the following can help you maintain the high process stability of the medical machining:
- Achieving inherent geometric accuracy
- Achieving thermal stability
Why Prefer 5-Axis CNC in Medical Machining?
5-Axis CNC machining is preferred in medical machining because otherwise, it’s challenging to achieve precision and tighter tolerances of +/- 0.005mm.
The 3D parts and tooling shapes are also common in the medical industry. Machining these parts became easy through 5-Axis CNC machining.
3-Axis CNC machining also helpful in the fabrication of some of the tasks but can decrease the performance, speed, surface finish quality, and precision.
However, in the fully optimized manufacturing environment, the use of a 5-Axis CNC machine can be:
- Extremely productive
- Eco-friendly and Pollution-free
Furthermore, 5-Axis CNC is required to increase the medical part production speed without losing performance.
It also helps you to have medical parts with an Incredibly balanced surface.
What are the Advantages of Medical Machining?
If there is a field that benefits from medical machining’ precision, accuracy, efficiency, and speed, it is the medical industry.
Medical machining has many science and technology-related benefits, and it’s flexible enough to adopt modern technologies and advanced machining processes.
Medical machining’s edge-cutting technology is also proven life-saving because of its ability to safely made critical and complex medical parts.
Medical machining has the ability to design and develop complex parts that also require micromachining with utmost precision.
Furthermore, the following are some core advantages of medical machining:
- Made higher quality parts
- Decreases energy costs
- Decreases labor costs
- Eliminate chances of human error
- No volume restrictions
- Works with many materials
- Fast Machining
- Easy to achieve tight tolerances
- Offer reliability
- Reduce effort and increase productivity
- Improve efficiency
- Enhance safety
- Offer precision micro-machining
Furthermore, medical machining enables us to fabricate extremely small parts of greater complexity with exceptional precision.
Who Can Make Parts Through Medical Machining?
Medical machining is not like some ordinary part manufacturing process and is also does not utilized to make parts for consumer goods.
However, the standard machined parts are required to meet ISO 9001 quality management requirements.
Hence, medical machined parts require much more and need to meet further quality standards.
The only manufacturers that can meet the medical machining quality standards are authorized to make medical parts.
According to ISO, manufacturers involving the design, development, production, and inspection of medical machined parts must meet all the customer requirements.
What are the Medical Machined Implants?
The production of bodily implants is one of the essential uses of medical machining.
The bodily implants like knee implants and hip replacements require detail in design with precision and robustness.
Achieving this detail in design is possible through medical machining. Medical machining is mostly suitable for patient-specific implants.
There will be no tooling costs for you through medical machining, which also makes the implants manufacturing rapid and cost-efficient.
In general, implants mostly utilize medical-grade titanium as a raw material.
The materials for implants need to be biocompatible, and being strong and durable is sometimes doesn’t prefer.
Medical machining also helps eliminate the patient’s health risks by providing harmless machined parts.
The standard machined implants through medical machining are:
- Knee Implants
- Hip Implants
- Spine Implants
Moreover, the following are medical grade materials for machined implants:
- Stainless Steel
- Polyether Ether Ketone
Medical machining is also extremely popular in the production of one-off medical implants.
What are the Medical Machined Surgical Instruments?
It’s important to understand the importance of precision and tight tolerances in surgical instruments.
Because, through this knowledge comes the understanding of why medical machining is vital in the medical industry.
The medical professionals use surgical instruments during operations and for other critical activities.
The success and failure of operations depend on surgical tools and medical professional performance.
The medical professional performance improves with the high quality and accurately manufactured surgical instrument.
Hence, surgical instruments need to be highly accurate and perfectly designed.
Achieving this accuracy through tighter tolerances of +/- 0.002mm is possible through medical machining.
A single and micro defect can even be a matter of death and life, so care, and precision in medical machining is required.
Medical machining help manufacture the following surgical instruments:
Moreover, the common medical-grade material for surgical instruments is stainless steel and titanium.
Through medical machining, medical professionals will also get the ease of sterilization.
What is the Importance of Medical Machining in the Electronic Medical Industry?
Part design complexity is not a problem for medical machining. Parts related to surgical are an easy task for medical machining.
The parts related to the electronic medical field are even more complex, and medical machining still has the capability to precisely fabricate them.
Like, heart rate monitors, MRI scanners, and X-ray machines, which are incredibly complex and require utmost precision to make.
Similar equipment sometimes contains hundreds of microparts, and manufacturing them is also not challenging for medical machining.
Medical machining is essential to fabricate these parts because of their high standard requirements and the need to eliminate every chance of machine failure.
Medical machining can manufacture electronic medical parts that are the part of the following:
- Ultrasound equipment
- CT scanners
- MRI scanners
- Diagnostic equipment
What is Micro Medical Machining?
The medical industry is a gigantic one and sometimes required minimal parts to be manufactured.
Precision manufacturing technologies help carry out the microparts manufacturing requirements.
Performing micromachining of these parts is a basic feature of medical machining.
These parts can be:
- Pacemaker components
- Drug delivery systems
- Ophthalmic devices
- Miniature screws for implants and devices
- Tiny plastic tubes
It is helpful performing medical machining with an outstanding cutting ability to meet these tiny part’s tight tolerances.
What are the Materials for Medical Machining?
Medical machining has the ability to manufacture every kind of medical parts no matter what the tolerance, material, and surface finish are required.
Some parts require CNC milling, and others are dealt with CNC turning, and both are useful to achieve tighter tolerances up to +/- 0.002mm.
It’s easy to process medical-grade materials through medical machining’s strong manufacturing capability.
Medical machining has a long list of available materials from hard to soft, including:
- Highly ductile material
- Easy to machine
- Good strength-to-weight ratio
- Available in many types for a range of medical applications
- Exceptional electrical and thermal conductivity
- Good plasticity
- Highly ductile material
- It can be readily weld
- Offers excellent resistance against corrosion
- Low friction
- Excellent electrical conductivity
- Golden appearance
- Good machinability
- Excellent electrical conductivity
- Great tensile strength
- Excellent corrosion resistance
- Offers up to 99.30% purity
- Superior electrical conductivity
How to Maintain and Improve the Medical Machining Quality?
Optimizing the medical machining processes is one way to enhance its quality and performance in a cost-effective manner.
Optimizing medical machining will also help you eliminate unnecessary steps and reduce the waste of material, energy, and resources.
Furthermore, maintaining a standard and clean environment for machining is the core concept behind its exceptional performance and can increase its quality.
The use of quality raw material and upgrading the medical machining based on the latest technology and also improving its overall quality.
What are the Size Limitations of Medical Machining?
With the limited technology, medical machining also has some size limitations; for example, it’s uncommon to achieve tight tolerances of +/- 0.0001mm for your medical parts.
Moreover, the following are some size limitations of medical machining:
- Forming and Bending: +/- 0.4mm
- Bending: +/- 0.2mm
- Linear Dimensions: +/- 0.1mm
- Diameters with Inserts: +0.06mm / -0.0mm
- Angularity: +/- 2°
- Surface Roughness: Ra 100 uin max
What is the Surface Finishing in Medical Machining?
Surface finishing in medical machining can be a single or series of processes that alter your medical part’s surface to achieve a specific look or different properties.
There can be many surface finishes for medical equipment based on your requirements.
The following are some of the commonly used surface finishes for medical machined parts:
- Improves corrosion resistance
- Enhances wear resistance
- Improves hardness
- Protect surface
- It offers a smooth surface with a matte texture
- Increase durability
- Enhances wear and corrosion resistance
- Functional and decorative
- Offers smooth and shiny surface
- Increase reflection properties
- Reduce diffuse reflection
- Surface treatment process
- Improves aesthetic appearance
- Highly protective
How DEK Offers the Best Medical Machining Services?
At DEK, we offer quality medical parts on demand.
From rapid medical machining to custom and precision medical part fabrication, DEK is able to provide every related service.
Our medical machining enables you to get precision parts through CNC machining.
At DEK, we believe that all you need is quality and precision in your parts in a rapid and cost-effective way.
DEK’s medical machining capabilities also include the most advanced part fabrication technologies like 5-Axis CNC machining and Micromachining.
DEK is certified and can work with a vast library of medical grade materials.
The most beautiful thing about working with DEK is we give you the freedom of full customization of your medical parts.
Our medical machining promotes a pollution-free environment and is eco-friendly.
You can rely on DEK from your prototyping to medical part production.
How to Order Medical Machining Parts?
Ordering your medical machined parts from DEK is extremely easy.
DEK offers a standard ordering process that includes:
- Uploading the requirements and essential information
- Getting quotation from us
- Placing your order
- Clear the payments
- Start manufacturing
- Detailed Inspection and Packaging
It’s important for you also to understand how much respect DEK has for your intellectual property and all information provided by you for quotations only.
At DEK, our success is your complete satisfaction, and we achieve it by giving you the medical machined parts of exceptional quality.
DEK is a China leading company of Medical machining services, we have diverse machining capabilities and focus on high precision machining. Our customers cover aerospace, medical, mold, automotive, optics, consumer electronics, and other fields.