Cold Forming for the Medical Industry

Hydroforming Sep 13, 2019

Raising the Bar for Tight Tolerances and Product Lifecycles

Cold forming offers tight tolerances for a wide range of industries, and this process is well-suited for the production of durable medical equipment. At Jones Metal, medical industry metal forming produces precisely-made medical products for sterile environments with shorter timeframes and broad design capabilities.

HOW CAN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY USE COLD FORMING FOR METAL EQUIPMENT?

When it comes to the medical industry, precision is key. To meet, and even surpass, the high standards of the medical industry, metal equipment must have the proper finish. For equipment in sanitary environments like procedure rooms in hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, Jones Metal Products employs the hydroforming process to create the smooth, consistent finishes that align with healthcare regulations.

Complex medical parts can be hydroformed with minimal need for additional finishing processes. Because the blank is formed under slowly building high pressure, the end product is smoother and free of microscopic tears, wrinkles or thin-outs.

Cold forming also meets the medical industry’s expectation of quick turnaround and readily-stocked inventory. Until recently, fluid cell forming was relegated to aerospace manufacturers, but Jones Metal set out to become the first contract manufacturer in the United States to expand the accessibility of the process to the medical industry. Our customers trust our cold forming processes to reduce tooling time between design alterations and product orders.

WHAT TYPES OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CAN BE COLD FORMED?

In addition to tight tolerances and regulations, equipment for the medical industry is often complex and irregularly shaped. Cold forming is suited to meet this unique challenge through hydroforming and fluid cell forming.

Cold forming can produce products with folds, inverted lips, curves and other challenging design aspects. Our fluid cell press can produce long or shallow parts using aluminum, high-end stainless steel, titanium and other metals that will endure over time and repeated use. Finishing process like drilling and lasering can supplement cold forming to add additional lines or create holes. Consult with an expert to review whether this process is appropriate for your particular metal application.

COLD FORMING AT JONES METAL

Jones Metal has set a high standard for cold forming in the medical industry, offering our customers an advantage in efficient project communication and expertise on all critical aspects, from design to the final product. Are you ready for a quote? Submit an RFQ or a drawing or call us at 888-868-6535.

Search

Recent News

Apr 30, 2020
Heat Treatment of Investment Cast Aluminum
The heat treatment of cast aluminum alloys increases the strength and hardness of components by…
Apr 21, 2020
Reverse Engineering, Scan to CAD
Reverse engineering is the duplication of an existing component or product through analysis of the…
Mar 30, 2020
FAA Approved Heat Treating
To maintain the highest standards of safety for the aerospace industry, the Federal Aviation Administration…

LET’S START WORK TOGETHER

Please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you in 24 hours. Or just call us now.


Hydroforming, Aluminum Heat Treating & Deep Draw Stamping