Metal Stampings for Medical
From emergency rooms to private practices, technological innovation has revolutionized the healthcare industry. Medical professionals across the globe use devices to interact with patients, perform sophisticated tests, read charts bedside, monitor vitals instantaneously and access critical documentation.
Take your medical part or assembly from design to finished product with assistance from Wiegel. Our focus is the fabrication of high-volume metal stampings for the medical and healthcare industry and its supply chain partners.
The medical device industry is wide-ranging, from implants and instruments to equipment intended for therapeutics, monitoring and diagnostics. These include reconstructive devices such as hip and knee replacements as well as monitors for cardiac and diabetic care. Here are more medical applications that utilize stamped metal parts.
- 3D imaging
- Measurement and inspection tools
- Patient care kiosks
- Diagnostic apparatuses
- Instrument connectors, plugs and fittings
- Device housings, sleeves and enclosures
Medical device industry manufacturers continually strive for new and innovative ways to enhance product quality at a competitive manufacturing cost. Medical manufacturers must be very thorough in their research and selection of a stamping supplier to produce flawless medical parts. If medical parts are manufactured poorly, it can cause complete medical device failure, which can negatively impact patients, healthcare professionals and the equipment manufacturer alike. This fallout can include expensive recalls, negative customer feedback, degraded company perception, and ultimately, reduced profit margins. When you partner with Wiegel, you can be confident your medical stampings are always being produced with careful attention and highly advanced quality controls.
Whether research-and-development or multi-million-quantity production, Wiegel can meet your needs with a full suite of stamped metal parts solutions for our medical sector manufacturing partners. With 145,000 square feet of manufacturing space spread across 3 separate facilities, we use the latest in metal stamping equipment and quality assurance technology. Our highly trained technicians operate state-of-the-art Minster and Bruderer punch presses and deploy in-line vision and sensor equipment to ensure only high-quality, conforming parts leave our manufacturing operation.
While time to market is critical in any industry, medical device manufacturers especially want to get devices approved and to market quickly. However, quality assurance is an essential part of the process, and companies cannot skip steps or cut corners if they want to meet federal and international compliance standards.
Quality is of the utmost importance at Wiegel. We conduct a feasibility review on the part to ensure manufacturability at the start of every program. A run-at-rate study is also implemented on the first run to ensure quality before large-scale production. This enables our quality and production management teams to monitor controls closely and make sure jobs run smoothly. Manufacturing continues once testing checks out, and the first batch of conforming parts is produced.
Our quality management system is comprised of sophisticated quality technology and controls, continuous improvement programs and a superior quality laboratory and quality management team. Throughout our production plant, we deploy in-line/off-line camera vision systems and sensor technology, in which we design and fabricate unique to every production program. Our vision system technology operates in coordination with our stamping production machinery to thoroughly inspect and identify part features and dimensions with automated camera imaging. This quality control process ensures every part produced with our stamping equipment always yields 100% quality and zero defects.
Improve your medical industry device production capabilities with help from Wiegel. From micro-components to large tonnage parts, we have the ingenuity, equipment and personnel necessary to put you first and keep you ahead.
OUR PRODUCTION PARTS
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We specialize in manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Some examples of custom, precision metal stampings we’ve produced for our medical device manufacturing customers include:
- Clip Applier Stampings
- Cochlear Device Stampings
- Contact Springs
- Defibrillator Stampings
- Electronic Monitor Stampings
- Implantable Device Stampings
- Ligating Clips
- Medical Device Motor Connectors
- Medical Device Pump Connectors
- Medical Enclosures
- Medical Power Supplies Stampings
- Medical Switch Stampings
- Medical Terminals and Connectors
- Pacemaker Stampings
- Shielding Components and Connectors for Hearing Aids
- Surgical Stapling Apparatus Stampings
- Suture Removal Scissor Stampings
- Suturing Device Stampings
- Wire & Cable Connectors
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
WIEGEL METAL STAMPING SERVICES FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
The press monitoring system tracks production OEE and offers real-time data feedback reporting from every press on the shop floor. Data collected is used to drive efficiency and eliminate downtime so raw material is processed through machines quicker, parts are coming off the presses at accelerated speeds and parts are delivered and in the hands of our customers on time. As an advanced quality measure, multiple in-die sensors and in-line camera vision systems inspect critical dimensions of all running parts at high speed and high accuracy to eliminate error and ensure the consistent delivery of quality parts.
Wiegel invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective product. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment and superior quality control, Wiegel can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
OTHER INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.