For several years, Peridot has produced for a top client of ours a forceps-assembly used for manipulating tiny hearing aids while the unit is in-ear. The first generation design used an expensive stock duckbill forceps that we modified by adding 5 components fabricated in-house and laser-welded to the stock forceps.
Generation one had a good run, but certain aesthetic and functional issues needed addressing so in late 2012 we began working on the re-design for Generation two. The Gen two product has just completed it’s second build, and in typical Peridot-fashion, the build is going very well!
Assembly consists of a combination of stainless steel and PEEK machined components coupled with off the shelf screws and O-rings.
And, of course, the entire unit is assembled in our class 10K cleanroom and packaged in sterile pouches.
This new assembly again showcases the advantage of working with a medical device contract manufacturer that is vertically integrated. Peridot internal processes used on this project include:
CNC Swiss Machining
CNC Vertical Machining
Clean Room Assembly
Clean Room Packaging
Try finding a company with all of the above processes in-house other than Peridot. Good luck!