May 16, 2013
It’s no secret that there are vast numbers of medical products being manufactured for a wide variety of applications. These products may be as simple as a hand-held instrument, as complex as a computer-based imaging device and as unique as a custom-fit prosthesis. One thing they all have in common is that they impact the lives and wellbeing of millions of people. Therefore the machining of the parts that make up these devices must be held to extremely high standards, including zero defects.
Another commonality is that medical products companies typically contract with CNC machine shops to produce various parts, so there is a great opportunity for shops that would like to expand their business. As always, with opportunities come challenges, and breaking into the medical machining market is no exception.
With that in mind, here are 7 questions to ask yourself as you consider this opportunity:
Thanks to Gosiger team members Derek Noe & Steve McDonald for their contributions to this article.