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Compact medical brazing systemIn today’s increasingly competitive global economy, medical device manufacturing companies are continually seeking ways to drive down production costs and accelerate time-to market. At the same time, improved product quality and manufacturing consistency are absolutely essential; there can be no shortcuts when a patient's life and well-being are at stake.

Medical device manufacturers turn to advanced induction heating technology to help meet their production, cost and quality goals. Induction heating is a quick, clean, non-contact method of inducing heat for a wide variety of metal joining and heat treating applications . When compared to convection, radiant, open flame or other heating methods, induction heating offers substantial advantages.

• Increased consistency with solid state temperature control & closed loop monitoring systems
• Maximized productivity with in-cell operation; no soaking time or lengthy cool down cycles
• Improved quality with minimized product warpage, distortion and reject rates
• Extended fixture life with site-specific heat without heating any surrounding parts
• Environmentally sound without flame, smoke, waste heat, noxious emissions or loud noise
• Reduced energy consumption with up to 80% energy efficient operation

Among the many medical device manufacturing applications for induction heating:

Annealing incoloy tubingAnnealing Incoloy Tubing In A Protective Atmosphere LEARN MORE
With a 20kW power supply, induction heating can be used to heat steel tubing to 2000°F for annealing at a rate of 1.4 inches per second.

Brazing Steel Orthodontic Parts LEARN MORE
For this application we utilized an inert atmosphere to braze batches of orthodontic parts at 1300°F within 1 second

Heat Setting Nitinol Medical Subtends LEARN MORE
Induction heating was used to heat set medical stents on a mandrel to set proper size in two minutes at 510°C

Dental prophy jetsBrazing Three Joint Areas On A Dental Prophy Jet LEARN MORE
With the right coil design, it is possible to braze three joints at once. In ten seconds, three joints on a dental prophy jet assembly were heated to 1400°F for brazing with improved yield consistency and reduced cycle time.

Heat Staking A Threaded Brass Electrical Connector Into A Plastic Shell LEARN MORE
Consistent, repeatable results were achieved at 500°F with a 10 second heat cycle. The electrical connector was firmly bonded to the plastic shell without any flashing or discoloration.

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