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    Medical Grade Finishing for Orthopedic Implants

    Medical implant manufacturers rely on Rex-Cut for uncompromising quality finishes

    THE DEMAND FOR ZERO DEFECTS:

    The surfaces of orthopedic implants must be completely smooth to prevent bacteria from getting trapped inside. They must also be free of any brazes or other imperfections that could cause abrasion against bone which would result in complications. The cost of imperfection can literally make the difference between life and death, so manufacturers keep stringent standards on finishes and tolerances. Any failure can lead to litigation, loss of business, or regulatory action -- perfection must be absolute.

    But the intricacies of medical implant finishing don’t stop there -- the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) scare in Europe pushed the United Kingdom to require that all tools used to fashion anything that enters a human body to be free of any animal based materials. That means no chemicals, lubricants, or materials used in any part of the fabrication process can be derived from animal tissue.

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    THE RIGHT ABRASIVES TO SERVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS:

    At Rex-Cut, we have many abrasive products that are favorites of the medical implant industry due to their longevity, precision, and performance. Those are the same qualities sought in many of the other industries served by Rex-Cut, but we also had all of our abrasives used in this market tested and confirmed to be 100% safe, effective, and permitted for use on medical implants in the United Kingdom.  

    Those are the most restrictive standards that we know of, so medical implant producers can be confident that implants finished with Rex-Cut abrasives are suitable for sale anywhere in the world.

    That’s important to us because it validates the high standards that Rex-Cut holds all of our products to internally before they are ever brought to market. Whether working with metals like steel or aluminum -- or medical grade titanium, cobalt, chrome, or more exotic materials -- the same quality finishes and tolerance can be expected by any manufacturer using abrasive products from Rex-Cut.

    Regardless of the end product or what materials are used, manufacturers everywhere can count on Rex-Cut to deliver the highest quality finishes and tolerances with products that are reliable and cost effective.

    For medical implant application questions, contact us here.