Induction medical device manufacturing Benefits
Meets tight production tolerances with precise localized heat to small areas creating pinpoint accuracy
Increases production rates with faster heating cycles
Reduces defect rates with repeatable, reliable heat
Eliminates variability from operator-to-operator, shift-to-shift
Maintains metallurgical characteristics of the individual metals
Induction heating is used to achieve client's goal to braze both stainless steel parts as quickly as possible with maximum repeatability...
A two turn oblong helical coil is designed to heat the steel brackets which are sandwiched between the two pieces of graphite.
Compared to a stick-fed flame braze heating, induction heating provides consistently higher quality joints. This is critical for medical applications.
Given the significantly faster heating time, induction improves throughput in this process and is a more efficient heating method than hot plate heating
To heat a copper end cap to temperature for a wax reflow application; the end product is a temperature stat and the client is looking to cut their heating time in half...
Heat a nanoparticle solution to get it to increase at least 40 °C for medical research/laboratory testing
An eight turn helical coil is used to heat the vials. 0.0625 thick insulation is wrapped around the vial and the vial is placed in the coil. The optical temperature probe is inserted into the vial with the base of the probe located in the middle of the coil turns.
A two turn helical coil is used for heating. Six graphite susceptors are placed in the nitrogen atmosphere with glass discs and a stainless steel holder.
A four turn helical coil is used to heat the vial for 30 second intervals for five minutes with a temperature reading taken at each interval.
A multi-turn pancake coil is used to preheat the nut. It is then transported to the next station where it is pressed onto a gasket for bonding
Bonding with induction took just five seconds with our lowest power unit to deliver the bond just where it was needed.
A three-turn pancake style coil is used to de-bond urethane from the steel disc. The part is placed onto two 0.10 (2.5mm) thick ceramic rods on top of the coil and heated for 15 seconds...
A pancake/plate coil is used in this application. Ten assemblies are placed in the coil and power is applied for 1 second to melt the plastic to the stainless steel needle
Induction heating provides highly accurate, fast, more efficient placement of heat, no effect to surrounding components
Induction heating process is more environmentally-friendly without the use of noxious chemicals
Reliable bonds are produced when the diameters of the preassembled parts are consistent with little clearance before they are heated.
Induction heating improves processing quality by delivering uniform heat to two parts at once using a single-turn peanut' coil. Localized heat enables easy alignment of optical components during final assembly
Heating of the mandrel is from the inside out providing a smooth finish on the outside of the assemblies.
To heat an aluminum catheter tipping die to above 2850F within 2 to 5 seconds for the forming of catheter material.
A two turn helical coil with an internal quartz tube designed to scan the length of the blade is used to heat the blade to 1850°F (1010°C) to achieve the desired hardness.
Induction annealing heats steel tubes to 2000 ºF (1093 ºC) in an inert atmosphere for very small areas within precise production tolerances. A two-turn concentrator coil is used to heat the stainless steel tube. The annealing process takes place in an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation.
Bonding handle of a stainless steel surgical knife into a plastic handle for very small areas within precise production tolerances
A C-shaped steel susceptor is used to ensure even heating and for ease of loading and unloading the samples.
To heat a steel tip and shank assembly to 1300°F (704°C) within 3 seconds for brazing with induction heating instead of torch brazing.
A four turn helical coil is used to heat parts. Brazing paste is applied to orthodontic parts with a syringe...
A two turn plate concentrator coil is used to heat the die. To measure the temperature on the ID and establish the time-to-temperature relationship...
Heat a steel die to 975°F (523.8ºC) to set (cure) a shape memory alloy nitinol in the correct position.
Heat a water-cooled steel mandrel to 700°F (371ºC) to form a high quality Teflon catheter tip.
Heat a metal braid in a plastic catheter tube to 250°F (121.1ºC) so that another catheter tube can be bonded to it.
To quickly heat a steel surgical blade to 2000°F (1093°C) within 2 seconds so as to harden the blade edge.
It was confirmed that the aluminum heated sufficiently to create a bond between the foil and the bottle, meeting the client’s objective.
A custom-designed single position multiple-turn helical coil was built to generate the required heating for this application.
To prepare for induction bonding, the plastic handle was slid onto the picks or mirror and placed inside the induction heating coil and heated
To heat surgical tools to burn-off the nylon coating; the client had been using a torch for this application. Within seconds of the power being turned on, the coating on the tool began to smoke and soon started to bubble.
Annealing steel tubes
Brazing miniature medical parts
Soldering surgical tools
Nitinol shape setting
Curing powder coating
Metal to plastic insertion
Annealing tubes and surgical instruments
Hardening surgical instruments
Heating catheter tipping dies