September 26, 2022
The medical industry is one of the 6 major markets we serve. Along with manufacturing medical drills and taps, our other medical products include screws, connectors & crosslinks, rods, hooks, and cages along with other essential pieces for the medical industry. Typically, our pieces are made with Titanium, PEEK, Stainless Steel, Aluminum or Cobalt Chrome. Our metal guide gives a clear picture of why we use the metals we use. In short, we are FDA compliant, ISO 9001 & 13485 certified and we run on SAP. Our pieces are used in essential procedures that have life changing impacts.
The Importance of Ultra Precision Manufacturing
Our ultra-precise grinding helps create products within certain tolerances that are essential during complicated medical procedures. That along with the strong materials used make for a clean process and stress of medical professionals. Some of the runouts we deal with are as small as .0002”.
What are Medical Drills and Taps used for?
A medical drill is an instrument used to create holes in bone for attachment of surgical pins, plates, or screws. They are also commonly used to remove decay and reshape prior to getting a filling. Anyone who has fractured a bone is likely familiar with the term “pin” and “medical drill” as they are often used in the process to correct and heal bones. A common use for a medical tap is during the spinal tap process which is often used to diagnose serious infections or diagnose central nervous system disorders. What are now common practices in medicine wouldn’t exist in the same safe manner if not for manufacturers like B&G Manufacturing.
Modern Medical Technology is Changing Lives
If not for medical drills, people who were involved in a life-altering car accident might not have the ability to walk again. This specific technology not only eases the physical surgery, but it limits the possibility for further damage and makes the recovery process seamless. There is no denying that medical taps are essential to modern medicine. Infections like meningitis are not diagnosable through a 30-to-45-minute procedure and a 3.5-inch-long incision. Other diseases like leukemia are also detected through this method in which an early diagnosis could be the difference of life and death.
The future of Medical Manufacturing
The medical device industry is growing at a steady rate and forecasted to continue growing at a 5% rate reaching nearly $800B USD by 2030. The increase of funding and community backing are driving the medical manufacturing industry to reinvent traditional practices and grow with the advancing global technology. Some new FDA cleared medical devices just in 2022 include: Drug Coated Coronary Stent System, Bone Growth Simulator, and Spinal Cord Stimulation. As the world and industry continue to grow, B&G continues to provide quality parts and keep up with the latest trends.