A midsize medical device company had previously engaged Vention to help design, develop, and manufacture polymer components to replace metal components in a surgical device. Given this successful relationship, the customer chose Vention to manufacture a key component of this device, an extruded polycarbonate tube in 2 sizes.
When cut by standard methods, the tubes were left with burrs that required time-consuming, off-line finishing operations, including internal and external deburring with washing and drying. The cuts were also inconsistent and often required additional work to ensure they were parallel. The customer wanted to avoid the increased costs associated with these additional operations.