Heraeus Medical Components at MD&M West

Utilizing expertise in materials, manufacturing, assembly, and coatings, Heraeus delivers optimized supply chain solutions with components and subassemblies that can be quickly incorporated into your device design.
  • Heraeus Medical Components will exhibit at MD&M West, California, February 12 to 14, 2013.
  • Medical materials and components in Anaheim

Utilizing expertise in materials, manufacturing, assembly, and coatings, Heraeus delivers optimized supply chain solutions with components and subassemblies that can be quickly incorporated into your device design. For engineering applications with unique and challenging requirements, Heraeus engineers are available for consultation. Included in the wide breadth of services offered by Heraeus Medical Components are four technologies that will be highlighted at MD&M West 2013:

Micro Technologies
Heraeus has the most current technology and equipment such as cutting lasers, Swiss turning machines, vertical milling centers, wire EDMs, and die-sinking EDMs, which are used to manufacture your highly engineered components down to μ-scale. In addition, Heraeus offers special coatings, customized to meet the needs of implantable devices. Fast turnaround for engineering samples is provided using any combination of the listed technologies.

Micro Molding
Coupling their plastic molding expertise with Heraeus’ breadth of metal fabrication capabilities and trusted materials expertise allows them to be uniquely positioned to offer customers insert molded metal components. The Heraeus injection molding department lies in the center of its world class assembly facility to optimally serve medical device customers.

Torque Coils
Heraeus’ patented torque coil technologies, including BiFlex™ and TriFlex™, utilize proven expertise in materials, coil winding, and component assembly. Torque and drive coils have unique requirements depending on your specific medical application. Flexibility, torsional stiffness, pushability, and rotational accuracy requirements will change dramatically depending on whether the application is the delivery of an implant, vascular imaging, or torsional drives for other device applications. Specializing in customized torque coils, Heraeus will deliver the optimized torque coil for your application.

Wire Grinding
Precision guidewire grinding providing a variety of cylindrical, conical and spherical geometries in the micrometer (μm) range is a specialty of Heraeus Medical Components. Designed for a quick response, the Heraeus Prototype Technology Development Center has dedicated; technology specialists, raw materials and equipment for fast turnaround of wire products.

Heraeus Medical Components’ innovative precious metals and manufacturing technologies are further enabled by strong R&D and global quality systems. With significant investment in superior rapid prototyping equipment, standardized with advanced production equipment, Heraeus is positioned to support customers from material selection through product development and product launch deadlines.

Heraeus brings vast medical and precious metal materials expertise to the manufacturing of micro components and assemblies. From manufacturing sites around the world, Heraeus Medical Components serves the leading implantable and interventional device manufacturers in Cardiac Rhythm Management, Neuromodulation, Cardiovascular, Neurovascular, Electrophysiology, Heart Valve, Surgical, and other medical device markets.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of €4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

For additional information, please contact:

Inside the USA:
JoAnn Falkers
Global Marketing Systems Manager
Heraeus Medical Components
5030 Centerville Road
St. Paul, MN 55127
Phone + 1 (651) 792.8577
Mobile + 1 (651) 808.8095
Email: joann.falkers@heraeus.com

Germany contact
Guido Matthes
Manager Public Relations
Marketing & Communication Services HMT/HPM
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Heraeusstraße 12-14
63450 Hanau, Germany
Phone: + 49 (0) 6181.35-4583
Fax: + 49 (0) 6181.35-3131
E-Mail: guido.matthes@heraeus.com