Unique MIM assembly garners MPIF grand prize

06/22/2012

Parmatech Corp. (Petaluma, CA) is taking metal injection molding (MIM) to a new level with five parts used in a device that could simplify minimally invasive OB/GYN surgery.

A mechanical introducer device manufactured for STD Med (Stoughton, MA) contains five 17‐4 PH stainless steel MIM parts: right and left cover, curved needle, curved needle linkage, and center linkage. The covers have a complex three dimensional geometry incorporating assembly pins and slots for moving the internal parts that require smooth action for suturing.
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