MedPlast provides custom engineered, fully integrated production solutions for demanding medical applications, and is an extension of its customers' manufacturing.
Many new medical product designs incorporate plastic, and require multiple processes & materials to produce the desired results. The core of MedPlast is its manufacturing expertise, its depth and breadth in plastics and metal processing technologies, and its ability to deliver a finished product.
Many medical OEMs looking to outsource the production of innovative devices will expect their suppliers to have the requisite technologies and integration expertise in-house and to act as a single source.
Some of the key capabilities MedPlast offers which are critical to medical OEMs include:
While cost competitiveness is important, quality and risk mitigation are priorities for most medical OEMs. MedPlast's single, global, harmonised quality system provides customers with the same high quality standards regardless of location.
As a result, auditing and spreading the manufacturing across multiple locations is simplified. The ability to go to one supplier for DFM, cell design, automation, tooling, assembly, testing, packaging, sterilization, distribution and logistics translates to an optimised supply chain. "These factors combine to mitigate risk from a customer perspective," notes Harold Faig, CEO.
Orthoplastics, a MedPlast company, supplies the world's highest quality ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for orthopaedic implants. Because of its physical properties, UHMWPE has been the preferred bearing material for joint replacements. Advances in crosslinking have enhanced its performance.
The company provides both material and semi-finished medical devices. Direct compression moulded implantable device components, bulk material, and custom-engineered sheets and rods are available to customers with ASTM F-648 or ISO 5834 certificates, including crosslinked and Vitamin E product. Components machined to size is a growing segment for the company as orthopaedic OEMs look for quality outsourced production of UHMWPE components.
Eleven manufacturing facilities positioned across the US, Europe, Mexico and Asia enable the company to serve customers locally and globally.
The facilities have ISO 13485 and 9001 certifications, and Class 7 & 8 clean rooms.