Manufacturing

Manufacturing
Our manufacturing capabilities include a broad capacity of looms, knitting machines, braiders, and other specialty equipment that allow us to create biomedical structures from virtually any fiber or yarn. We can make components in controlled environments capable of achieving air cleanliness to ISO 14644 Class 8 clean rooms.

Following manufacturing, our post-processing services include:
  • Scouring (solvent-based and aqueous)
  • Heat-treatment (hot air and inert - polymers and metals)
  • Shape setting and thermoforming
  • Calendering (to reduce thickness)
  • Lasercutting (2D and 3D)
  • Ultrasonic welding, sealing, and sewing
  • Sewing
  • Coating
  • Assembly 
  • Packaging (standard and vacuum sealing)
 

Testing

As part of our quality assurance process, we conduct a variety of physical and mechanical testing, including:
  • Tensile strength
  • Ball burst strength
  • Suture retention strength
  • Stiffness
  • Pore size
  • Tear
  • Melting temperature
  • Water and air permeability