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Extrude Honing Applications for the Medical Industry

Extrude Honing Applications for the Medical Industry

Extrude Honing is a process that involves passing an abrasive-laden fluid through a compartment. This enables small compartments or chambers to be cleaned, deburred, and or polished, that would not be possible to do manually. Since its establishment in the 1990s, extrude honing, also known as abrasive flow machining, has grown in popularity and is used in a number of industries, including the medical industry.

Are you wondering just how extrude honing is utilized in the medical industry? Keep reading to learn more!

Deburr Inside and Outside Radius of Cannulas

Polishing and deburring medical components are impossible to handle in a manual manner due to the minute size of equipment. Thankfully, with extrude honing, you can finish medical components. We can deburr and radius sharp edges to ensure a smooth, less destructive introduction into the human body. Tissues are extremely sensitive, so in order to avoid damage, you need the smoothest finish possible.

Surface Polishing and Bacteria Removal

In addition, you can also improve the surface through polishing with abrasive flow machining. This creates a finished surface that resists bacterial contamination that you might find on most machined surfaces. This is essential for avoiding infections and other issues when introducing medical equipment into the human body.

Precision of Material Removed

The extrude honing process is extremely precise, which makes it perfect for sensitive medical components. The amount of material removed can be precisely controlled by the tooling, media flow, pressure, and viscosity of the introduced media. By controlling these variables, extrude honing can be used to produce the desired result on your workpiece.

Refined Dimensional Tolerances to Meet Your Specs

Something else to keep in mind is that extrude honing allows for extremely precise tolerances. In fact, Extrude Hone AFM can hold tolerances within 1 to ten-thousandths of an inch (.00001). A human hair is only .003 to .004 inches, so you can imagine the precision that is offered by extrude honing services.

Who offers extrude honing for the medical industry?

If you are looking to take advantage of extrude honing in your medical operation, Extrude Hone AFM is the company to turn to. We offer abrasive flow machining services to many different industries, one of which, is the medical field.

Why trust Extrude Hone AFM with your abrasive flow machining needs?

Wondering why you should trust Extrude Hone AFM aside from our 48 years of excellence in the industry? Well, at Extrude Hone AFM, we also manufacture a cannula specifically for insertion into the body through the navel. Through our process, we guarantee an extremely smooth and deburred product that slides easily into the skin without tearing sensitive tissue. If we can manufacture our own equipment with confidence, we can certainly help you with yours.

Call (562) 531-2976 to obtain a free quote. You will not be disappointed when you put our 48 years of experience to work for you!