TWI’s expertise in single use and reusable healthcare products covers a wide range of applications. We have experience in everything from healthcare product development, joining and manufacture, testing and failure with the scope to work across a wide range of technologies and materials.
We understand that these products are manufactured in line with important quality systems and standards, whether this is for one-use items such as infusion lines, or for reusable products.
These medical devices need to meet the standards of regulatory bodies, and this is reflected in the product design development process through to testing and manufacture.
Our experience in these areas can provide a significant impact within the healthcare industry to improve quality and reduce time to market through the supply chain.
TWI’s past project work has assisted our Industrial Members from across the medical sector with a variety of challenges, including validation of image analysis and the development of a cold punching manufacturing technique for urinary catheters, shelf life testing of sanitary products, development of a novel contraceptive device, laser welding of balloon catheters and fittings.
The key technologies for this sector include:
- Joining of similar and dissimilar materials
- Thermoplastic elastomer welding
- Surface treatments of metals and polymers
- Wear and corrosion resistant materials/coatings
- Cold spray metals onto metals, ceramics and polymers
- Plasma spraying
- Additive manufacturing
- Composite materials and joining
- Prototype design and development
- Failure analysis
TWI’s experience across all industry sectors has provided us with a wide range of techniques and solutions, allowing us to take applicable expertise from elsewhere and provide it to the medical sector. In addition, as an independent company, you can be sure that we will impartially find the best solution to the challenges of our Industrial Members.
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