What it Takes to Machine Mechanical Components for Medical Applications


When you need mechanical components for the medical industry, it’s critical to find a machine shop you can trust. There’s no compromising on quality for parts that may be used to support, sustain, or even save people’s lives.

You need to be confident in a shop’s abilities to source high-quality materials, machine parts precisely to specification, and follow rigorous quality control procedures.

Not all shops live up to those standards. . . but Peerless Precision does.

Machining Mechanical Components for Medical Applications

Mechanical Components

We’re an ISO 9001:2015 certified machine shop with trusted processes in place to maintain the highest standard of quality for our customers. Here’s why we excel at machining mechanical components for medical applications:

High-quality materials

We source and buy materials from rigorously vetted vendors that follow ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D standards. All materials are DFARS compliant—even when it’s not required for an application.

These are the materials we most often help source for manufacturing medical components:

  • Titanium: an extremely strong and corrosion-resistant material found in biomedical implants
  • Stainless steel: a durable and corrosion-resistant material known for being easy to clean and sanitize
  • Invar: a nickel-based non-magnetic alloy resistant to temperature fluctuations, weather patterns, and rust
  • Tungsten: a dense and solid material perfect for radioactive source containers and syringe shields
  • Copper: an antiviral and antibacterial material used on high-touch surfaces
  • Aluminum: a lightweight and strong material used for support equipment like wheelchairs and IV stands

Tight tolerances

Medical devices are delicate pieces of equipment that perform vital functions—and they have no room for error. These parts often need exceptionally tight tolerances to function properly. We’re experts at achieving tolerances ranging from .0001”- .000005”, which components for the medical industry often require.

Our talented team has the craft and experience to achieve tolerances by machine and by hand. So whether we’re relying on our automated CNC machining services or our manual grinding, honing, and lapping capabilities, we’ll shape your part to the exact tolerance required.

Metal finishing

Many parts require metal finishing to enhance surface properties such as aesthetics, adhesiveness, electrical conductivity, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and frictional resistance.

We use processes like plating, heat treating, and film coating to harden and protect the materials used for medical components.

We perform some finishing services in-house and outsource others to trusted partners. But no matter what, we manage the entire process so you never have to juggle multiple vendors.

Quality Control

Quality is always the top priority at our MA machine shop. It’s especially important when you’re manufacturing medical components. We don’t just maintain an ISO compliant quality system and document all processes. We also machine our parts in an environmentally controlled facility.

This type of environment mimics the environment where our customers inspect and use their parts. All medical components leave our shop rust-free, with no risk of material expansion or retraction. Customers can be confident they’re receiving parts exactly as specified, without any variation from part to part.

Do you need a mechanical component for a medical application? Trust the experts at Peerless Precision to manufacture it to perfection. Request a quote today!

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