In medicine, using accurate and precise machines to produce medical instruments and devices is always much more crucial than in any other area. The reason is a no-brainer – Products are human beings or human lives. All the medical instruments or devices manufactured by any machine will be related to patient care. The possibility of error, whether mechanical or human, should be minimal or zero. Therefore, CNC machines are a popular and safer choice than manual machines. They are much more accurate and precise. In addition, computer programming and Artificial Intelligence make them way ahead of manual machines in the medical field.
Medical Instruments We Can Make From CNC Machines
CNC machines can manufacture all of the parts related to medicine. From simple surgical instruments such as forceps and scissors to complex medical implants like knee or hip replacements, they can make all of them. CNC machines can also make parts for complex medical equipment like X-ray machines and MRI scanners. Micro implantable devices like pacemakers, stents, catheters, and heart valves are also manufactured by CNC machines.
Why CNC machining is in Demand in Medical Industry- A Deeper look into their Benefits.
Reasons for the popularity of CNC machines in the medical industry are increasing by each day. Here, we will talk about some of a few main highlights that make them the go-to option for manufacturing medical instruments and devices.
Endless Potential To produce Medical Goods.
Because CNC machines work on computer programming and automation processes to produce medical goods, there is no restriction on the volume of production. You can generate as many medical instruments and devices as you want with a single CAD file( Computer-Aided Design File – Digital 2D, 3D Model, or file of the medical tool to be manufactured). This aspect of the CNC machines is significant to the medical industry. It ensures that adequate medical supplies and instruments are available at all times.
For example, if there is an urgent need in a hospital for medical supplies due to any medical emergency, Only CNC machines can fulfill the demand in a short period. In addition, these parts built with high precision and accuracy are second to none. No other manual technique or other manufacturing machine is capable enough to produce a bulk of medical supplies at the last hour. In their case, you must notify the supplier or vendor days ahead. But that’s not the situation with CNC machines, making them popular in the medical industry.
Flexibility and Innovation to Produce Medical Goods
CNC machines can produce custom parts and medical instruments. In this way, it opens and expands the horizon of research and innovation in the medical world. There is no fixed pattern or design to follow for producing medical instruments or tools using CNC machines. You always have an option to change or customize the design or production with a wide range of materials, like steel, zinc, copper, titanium or PVC, etc.
All these capabilities of CNC machines allow medical personnel to try and test different products. They can use various medical instruments and test them in diverse conditions. Just as medicines, not all devices or implants are suitable for every patient. After testing or using, they can always provide feedback about the specific area of the device or medical goods, which has room for advancement. It allows the production of more efficient medical goods customized to patients’ need that has increased capability and overall much better performance.
Better Quality Control and Fewer Errors
Accuracy and Quality Control are the backbones of the medical industry. There is almost no room for error during any stage of the production of medical goods. By using CNC machines, quality control measures are adopted at each step resulting in the finest possible medical supplies for the patients.
For the production of micro implantable devices, such as stents, catheters, and implants, size is the key. These devices are implanted inside the human body.
You can fit a large-size screw into the car plate or any other machine, but you cannot adjust a large or small screw into the knee implant or dynamic compression plate used to fix fractured bones. Thus, highly accurate cutting, finishing, brushing, and polishing are required to ensure the medical instrument is of the correct size.
we follow strict quality control measures for each medical device. Every medical instrument or device at our company passes through a series of quality checks. It provides the highest level of precision in terms of nanometers and micrometers without difficulty.
Cost and Time Effectiveness of the CNC Machines
Another reason making CNC machines more popular in the medical industry is the cost. CNC machine cuts the cost of producing medical supplies and instruments much lower than manual manufacturing machines. Although initially, the setup of CNC machines can cost higher, in the longer term, they are cost-effective and produce medical goods much cheaper. The reason for the cost-effectiveness are:
Reduction in manual labor cost – CNC machines work on automation. It means they do not need any physical person to be present, at the site 24\7, like any other manual manufacturing machine.
As discussed earlier, CNC machines make fewer errors and are more sustainable. Which means there are no energy losses. In addition, they are more power-efficient than traditional manufacturing machines. As a result, efficiency is more, and fuel bill is lesser.
CNC machines reduce operational costs – The increased efficiency produces little waste products. They also use more raw materials reducing the cost of production of a piece of medical equipment to a much higher degree.