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Extrude Hone AFM Makes Surgery Safer Did you know that our process at Extrude Hone AFM makes surgery safer? For over 53 years, we’ve been making surgical procedures more exact, and thus more safe through extrude honing. Read on to find out why Extrude Hone AFM is so important to the medical, and specifically the surgical, field.

More precise surgical operations because of Extrude Hone AFM

AFM effectively polishes and deburrs components used in the medical field for surgical procedures. It’s a highly precise procedure that results in a radiused and deburred surface on surgical instruments for a much smoother, less destructive introduction into the human body. This is tremendously important because when surgical instruments aren’t put through the Extrude Hone AFM process, they can damage tissues during surgery.

Bacteria contamination risk decreases

Not only does sending surgical instruments to Extrude Hone AFM make surgery more exact and precise, it also reduces the risk of infection. This happens because the surface of the surgical instrument improves after extrude honing so much that it resists bacterial contamination. Surface negatives are eliminated through the Extrude Hone AFM process. Most machined surfaces include surface negatives, but when Extrude Hone AFM the risk of bacterial contamination dramatically decreases.

Cannula and Extrude Hone AFM

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from companies that serve the medical industry is about cannulas. An increasingly common method of beginning surgical procedures is through introducing a cannula into the body through the navel. This cannula is basically a tube that has an opening at then end that holds fiber optics, medication, and other procedural tools. You may be wondering,

Can Extrude Hone AFM debar from the inside and outside of the cannula to radius both edges? YES!

In most cases, all edges can be deburred and radiused to prevent tissue damage and bacterial contamination. The cannula will be polished, radiused, and deburred after undergoing the Extrude Hone AFM process. Almost any part will benefit from being extrude honed—as long as it has a way for media to flow in and out through it, performance will improve after being sent to Extrude Hone AFM.

What if I only want a small amount of material removed on my part?

Each extrude hone application is specifically engineered and developed for that exact workpiece. Many different variables are calibrated to achieve the desired result on each part. The tooling, media flow pressure, viscosity, and abrasive concentration of the media are all manipulated for each application.

Considering sending a component to Extrude Hone AFM?

Whether you’re already sure you’d like to send your part to Extrude Hone AFM, or you’re still on the fence, feel free to speak with our extrude honing experts by calling (562) 531-2976 or emailing We’ve been serving the medical industry and many others throughout the US for over 53 years, so you can rest assured that there’s not a single question we haven’t heard before.

Curious about how much our services cost? We’ll gladly provide you with a comprehensive estimate of what it would cost to have your part go through our process. Just give us a call at (562) 531-2976 or email for assistance.