Florescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)
Norwood Medical employs fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) as a process to detect the smallest defect in metallic components. FPI is a type of dye penetrant inspection in which a fluorescent dye is applied to the surface of a metallic part in order to detect defects that may compromise the integrity or quality of the part.
Norwood Medical uses FPI on components where advanced defect detection is required. With its brilliant yellow glow caused by a reaction with ultraviolet radiation, FPI dye sharply contrasts with the background, providing the inspector with a vivid indicator of minute flaws.
FPI is yet another method Norwood Medical uses to achieve the highest medical device quality possible.
Dedication to Quality
Norwood assures customer satisfaction and product safety through a robust and proven Quality System. We recognize that there is no place for implants, instruments or procedures that don’t meet the very highest quality standards
- 21 CFR 820 FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) compliant and ISO 13485:2003/ISO 9001:2008 certified
- Deploying ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Staff
- Utilizing ISO 14971:2007 risk management system for medical devices
Minimally Invasive Surgical
Norwood Medical partners with the industry’s leading medical device suppliers to aid in the progress of minimally invasive surgery. From wound closure to general surgery, we help our customers create devices that are secure and effective for a variety of procedural needs:
- Surgical Cutting and Stapling Components
- Clip Applier Components
- Harmonic Device Components
- Linear Cutter Components
- Cannula Components