Our Technology

About our polymers

Glass fiber reinforced polymers (“GFRP”) have been prepared by various manufacturing technologies and are widely used for various applications. We use it to strengthen our staple cartridges, more in particular our staple drivers. Initially, ancient Egyptians made containers by glass fibers drawn from heat softened glass. Continues glass fibers were first manufactured in the 1930s for high-temperature electrical application. Nowadays, it has been used in electronics, aviation and automobile applications. Glass fibers are having excellent properties like high strength, flexibility, stiffness and resistance to chemical harm. It may be in the form of roving’s, chopped strand, yarns, fabrics and mats. Each type of glass fibers have unique properties and are used for various applications in the form of polymer composites.

GFRP-technology
Greater strength and stiffness is achieved on the staple-drivers due to the use of glass fiber reinforced polymers.

About our surgical staples

Ti 3AI/2.5V alloy is a near alpha, alpha-beta alloy, sometimes referred to as “half-6-4.” It offers 20 to 50% higher tensile strength than the commercially pure titanium at room and elevated temperatures. It is much more amenable to cold working than Ti 6AI/4V alloy and can be cold worked 75 to 85% to result in moderately high strength and good ductility. Furthermore, it is weldable as the commercially pure grades and has excellent resistance to torsion and corrosion. Therefore, it is used principally as tubing in aircraft hydraulic systems and as foil in aircraft honeycomb panels. Its applications include aerospace parts, sport equipment, medical devices and dental implants.

About our manufacturing capabilities

We produce our surgical staplers through CNC machining, CNC is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. The process can be used to control a range of complex machinery, including the stapler shaft and its articulation mechanism. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. This means a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. These numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter. In this way the computer controls the cutting and shaping of the material. Thanks to CNC machining we are able to produce according to the highest prodcution- and quality standards which are known in the industry.

Cutting with surgical precision