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Understanding of Surgical Stainless Steel

These days surgical Instruments are made from a variety of materials including composites, plastics, titanium, and (the more traditional;) stainless steel. Typically two types of stainless steel series are most commonly used for instruments manufacturing.

  1. 300 series (Austenitic) stainless steel, and
  2. 400 series (Martensitic) stainless steel.

The Austenitic steel cannot be hardened through heat treatment. The 304 grade is the typical grade used for surgical instruments and is suited for items which require some malleability, that is, they can be pressed or formed into another shape without breaking the metal. Cannulas, retractors, probes, mallets, and spreaders are amongst some of the instruments that are traditionally manufactured through this series of steel.

The Martensitic steel are low carbon steel that can be hardened and tempered through heat treatment process. Due to the strength achieveable through hardening process, this series of steel is more suitable for instruments that require strength and tough cutting edges. Bone cutters, clamps, forceps, needle holders, and chisels are some of the instruments that are traditionally manufactured through the 410/420 grade of this series of steel.

 

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Quality & Repeatability of Science Emporium

In order to maintain high quality and repeatability for our products, we strive to perform all production processes in -house. And while there are hundreds of sub-processes and tasks that go into the manufacturing of our surgical instruments, following is a list of major processes that we perform in house.

 

 

  1. Shear & Press Work (we import our own steel from Japan)
  2. Die/Mold Making
  3. Hot Forging
  4. Surface Treatment
  5. Annealing
  6. Machining (CNC, Lathes, Milling, etc)
  7. Filing
  8. Vacuum Heat Treatment
  9. Electro Polishing
  10. Grinding & Polishing
  11. Ultrasonic Cleaning
  12. Functional Setting and Testing
  13. Passivation
  14. Color coatings (Gold, Black, Titanium)
  15. Diamond Dust coatings (For Diamond Dusted Instruments)
  16. Tungsten Carbide Insertion (For TC Instruments)
  17. Special Preparation of Scissors blades (Razor edge, super cut edge, TC, & TC Super Cut)
  18. Powder coating (for Electrosurgical Instruments)
  19. Injection Moulding (for Electrosurgical Instruments)
  20. Clean Room Packing
  21. Sterilization
  22. Quality Control Testing
  23. Laser & Electro-Chemical etching
  24. Packing & Shipping

Each of the above processes comes with its own parameters which have to be tailored to the needs of each item in production and customer’s requests. The above list gives you a brief idea of what goes on behind making a quality product in our company. Making a surgical instrument is tough enough, making it in good quality is painstakingly tougher. And even though we make great disposable instruments, our main strength lies with manufacturing the best quality reusable instruments.

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The know how of branding

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A corporare design to remember

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