PETALUMA, CA – Parmatech Corporation, a leading provider of custom manufactured Metal Injection Molding (MIM) components and services, offers advantages to allow for producing complex, three dimensional shapes in medical device components that would be virtually impossible to achieve with conventional fabrication technologies. These advantages include superior quality small part component manufacturing of intricate shapes and highly engineered alloys to provide increased product offerings at a cost-effective price for medical instrument providers.
Parmatech’s metal injection molding components are used in a variety of Bariatric surgical tools used for gastric bypass and gastric stapling applications. The components are used in both the handheld mechanisms for drive components, as well as articulation components for varying the direction of the working end of the device. Applications include sealing and transecting of blood vessels and vein harvesting for bypass surgeries.
A 2008 MPIF Design Competition Grand Prize Winner, Parmatech’s articulation gear exemplifies the company’s excellence in MIM in the medical/dental category. The articulation gear’s interrupted gear tooth window eliminates the need for secondary operations, as well as offers a significant savings over the machined version of the component.
Instrument providers using the efficiency of Parmatech’s MIM technology are now able to ultimately increase the number of patients served through the expansion of their product offerings. Parmatech is a valuable partner in the effort to increase healthcare coverage by providing lower cost services to instrument providers.