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Materials: A Deeper look into our guide

When manufacturing products for different industries, some sectors often require specific raw materials that meet unique industry specifications. The manufacturing materials used to fabricate medical products, for instance, will vary from those used to manufacture aerospace parts or from products used in oil and gas.

Some factors that come into play when selecting the materials to use in different industries include durability, structural properties, environmental impact, economic aspects, and specialist properties, such as thermal conductivity, stability, corrosion resistance, etc. If you are wondering which metals are ideal for your industry, we have you covered.

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Quality Assurance in Your Manufactured Parts

The manufacturing sector is often focused on improving processes and delivering value in the most cost-effective ways. But manufacturing comes in many shapes, and sometimes the quality of the end products is more important than the cost and optimization metrics. This is the case for complex manufacturing, where quality is always at stake.

Whether manufacturing surgical equipment or forging machined parts for use in an aircraft, it takes more than experience to get things right every other time. That’s where quality assurance comes in; to help manufacturers create and ship high-precision and industry-compliant products that are clear of defects and meet customer expectations.

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How our Medical Drills and Taps are changing Lives

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.

Certifications: The Path to Success

Why are Certifications in Manufacturing Important? 

Similarly to how medical or defense companies follow HIPPA guidelines, manufacturing companies like us are required to uphold certain standards to ensure our products and people are safe. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards are crucial to our work and are internationally agreed upon by experts as the best way to go about things. Each year we assess our certifications and standards. This year we received certifications in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 and AS9100D for international Quality Management Standards. 

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A New Take on Stud Manufacturing

The History of Stud Manufacturing

Historically Studs were chamfered on a belt sander and hand stamped. This process was labor intensive and costly not to mention the increased risk for mistakes. Another method for stud manufacturing is chamfering in a lathe if the chamfer dimensions are precise such as for critical industries like aerospace, energy, and medical. Our studmaster machine significantly cuts down on production time and costs. A chamfer is a transitional edge between two sides of an object that is often created between the two sides of a 90* Angle. It is used in many applications to help ease with assembly when multiple pieces are involved and also removes a sharp edge which reduces room for workplace injuries. With metal applications it prevents damage to the metal.  The chamfered end is also called a “lark’s tongue” due to the similarity in shape.

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The Climate of the Manufacturing Industry

The climate in the manufacturing industry has been affected by a variety of events, not the least of which is the COVID-19 pandemic. The problems filter down within the industry, including supply chain and shipping issues. When many companies were closed because of lockdowns, both essential and non-essential manufacturing were also affected. Manufacturing plants depend upon the availability of shipping containers, and if they are in short supply, products cannot reach customers.

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