In Medical Implant and Component Manufacturing, Only the Best Will Do

The manufacturing of medical implants requires more precision, expertise, and advanced technology than perhaps any other industry or product. Clients—and lives—are counting on that.

As an ISO 13485 certified contract medical component manufacturer, we know what’s at stake, and this precision, expertise, and technology has made us the premiere medical component, instrument, and implant manufacturer in Ohio and in the entire Midwest.

One of the ways we ensure such precision and quality is through the use of state-of-the-art equipment—the best on the market. Our equipment and capabilities include screw machines, CNC grinding and turning, 5-axis machining, high-tech robotic turning, and titanium anodizing, all of which allow us to perform the function of producing medical devices of the highest possible quality.

Through these advanced machines and processes, we are leading the way in a variety of medical implants—including spinal implants and orthopedic implants—and numerous complex, multi-component surgical instruments using titanium, CoCr, stainless steel, and PEEK, along with other materials.

Advanced machining of medical devicesAll of our advanced processes and manufacturing, engineering, and machining services are performed in a 90,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, where 225 highly-trained employees are truly committed to being the best in the industry. In fact, our employees undergo a four-year formal apprenticeship program, which concludes with them being state- and nationally-accredited.

Our ISO certification further ensures that we are meeting and exceeding all standards required by a medical instrument manufacturer, and we are officially FDA-registered as a contract medical device manufacturer.

In the end, the result is the hands-on service that comes from a family-owned business operating since 1955, and the high-tech innovation and quality that comes from a company whose sole focus is advanced, superior medical device manufacturing.

Closing the Medical Device Skills Gap with Dean Kamen

This past summer, groundbreaking inventor Dean Kamen was honored with the prestigious MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 MD&M East convention in New York City. Kamen is the owner of many patents including the newsworthy Segway; but more importantly, he has created many life-saving medical devices.

While his list of game-changing medical devices is long and impressive, Kamen is more than just an inventor; he is also an advocate for science and technology education. During his MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech, he touched on how few qualified people go into the medical device industry. To fight the skills gap in the medical device (and other) industries, Kamen founded FIRST, an organization that is committed to encouraging students around the globe that “…science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.”[1]

FIRST is more than just an educational program; it is in fact a major step in closing, and ultimately reversing, the technology skills gap we now face. According to HR consultants, the Manpower Group, in 2013, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty in filling jobs due to a lack of available talent.[2]

To Kamen, and many other experts, this lack of science and technology-savvy workers threatens the medical device industry and our global economy. Kamen has made direct pleas to the U.S. government to increase accessibility to FIRST programs so as to close what he refers to as America’s “Innovation Deficit”.[3]

So, while Dean Kamen has, and will, continue to invent innovative medical devices, we firmly believe that Kamen’s push to raise America’s and the world’s science and technology education standards will in fact be his lasting legacy. The entire Hammill team believes that it is critical that we all help Dean Kamen’s vision of better future come true.

[1] http://www.usfirst.org/

[2] http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/employers-arent-just-whining-the-skills-gap-is-real/

[3] http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/inventor-dean-kamen-urges-members-of-congress-to-close-innovation-deficit