Vacuum Heat Treating
Norwood Medical’s facilities are equipped with vacuum furnaces to “heat treat” metallic medical components in order to achieve optimum hardness and durability. In vacuum heat treating, the vacuum process removes the oxygen from the furnace to prevent the oxidation that occurs when metals are heated to high temperatures. The vacuum furnace precisely controls heating at pre-determined temperatures ranging from 1,700–2,200°F.
By optimizing the hardness of the component, we can ensure that the medical implant or instrument retains its structural integrity throughout its life cycle — providing optimum safety and functionality for the patient.
Vacuum heat treating is just one of the techniques Norwood Medical has in place to provide our customers with comprehensive medical device manufacturing capabilities. Our Quality and Engineering groups work closely together to integrate these processes into the production life cycle to ensure that each medical device is made to the highest quality standards. If you are looking for a full-service contract manufacturer for your medical devices, Norwood Medical is that supplier.
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