Plastic plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of medical devices for modern healthcare. From large components of diagnostic equipment to delicate tubing used in surgical procedures, plastic is relied on for its durability and versatility. Complex plastic medical parts must be produced with close tolerances and exceptional precision. Reading Plastic & Metal offers expertise in CNC machining medical devices with advanced equipment and highly-trained technicians. Our attention to detail ensures that the plastic parts we supply are always accurate and resilient.
Medical grade plastics’ unique beneficial properties include:
The biocompatibility of medical grade plastics is broken down into three categories: non-contact, short-term contact, and long-term contact. Non-contact items would be things such as syringes, glucose bag drips and blood storage bags, and this is where plastics such as polyethylene, polyamide and polystyrene are used. The short-term contact category covers catheters, feeding and drainage tubes, and surgical instruments. PEEK, Teflon®, polyethylene and polypropylene are common choices for short-term contact medical devices. Lastly, long-term contact is where we find insulin pumps, bone and joint replacement, and medical implants. Top medical grade plastics for long-term contact include polyethylene, UHMW, polysulfone and hydrogels.
Our CNC plastic machining services specialize in tight tolerances and advanced materials. Our machines can handle even the most technical plastics, including PEEK, Ultem®, and Vespel®. If you aren’t sure which material is right for your project, our expert staff can answer any questions you have. Our decades of experience working with specialty plastics give us hands-on knowledge about how these materials perform in all sorts of settings, and we pass that knowledge on to you.
As an experienced CNC metal machining company, Reading Plastic can deliver precision parts from aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel and titanium. Our metal parts are machined with the same tight tolerances and fast turnarounds our plastic parts customers count on, as well as economical processes that streamline production and lower costs. We utilize the best machining practices – including consistent cutting speeds, sharp tools and strategic processes – to ensure all of our metal parts meet the strictest quality standards.
Whether you are creating the next groundbreaking device or want to improve on your current product, our experience in machining for the medical market will help you achieve it. Reach out to us today to find out how we can work together. Contact us online, call (610) 926-3245, or send us an email at email@example.com.