For surgeons to do their best work they must have high-quality instruments and devices. Fortunately, Tegra Medical is renown in the medical device industry for manufacturing devices with the sharpest tips.
Most of us think of metal as being very hard, but the metal of choice for the “business end” of a disposable medical device can be delicate. The soft metal is well-suited for one or two extremely precise cuts. It’s vitally important that the device remains extremely sharp by the time it gets into the hands of the surgeon.
Naturally, manufacturing a sharp edge in the first place is a requirement. But the more difficult part is keeping it sharp through all the myriad other manufacturing, molding, assembly, and packaging steps that take place before the device leaves the factory. This is where Tegra Medical stands out from the crowd, having developed several proprietary processes that keep a device from losing its edge.
For example, one customer hired Tegra Medical to create the sharp metal tip of their device but was already using another supplier for molding and assembly. When the other supplier shipped the final devices to the customer, they were no longer as sharp. After several unsuccessful attempts to get their other supplier to maintain the sharp edges the customer realized that only Tegra Medical was going to keep the devices sharp enough for their high standards. They then asked Tegra Medical to handle all the steps of making the device, from the sharp “business end” to the molded handle and everything in between.
Keeping devices sharp is a discipline instilled in everything Tegra Medical does.