SMC is prepared to handle all aspects of your device including metal components. The attributes of the metal parts in the assembly must be understood in order to be able to optimize the overall device performance.
SMC engineers are experienced in the properties of metals and are ready to assist you to realize practical and cost-effective solutions for your plastic/metal products. The metal part may be a cannula, wire, pin, plate, bushing or a spring. It will very likely be made in one of the many available grades of stainless steel, or Nitinol. We understand the mechanical properties and machining options for these metals as well what treatments, such as heat treatment, electro-polishing, or passivation, may be needed in order to achieve the required functionality of the device.
By discussing your medical devices with SMC early in the development cycle, we can utilize our experience to assist you in achieving the most optimized solution.