Medical Implants

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Medical Implants are manmade devices that can be manufactured from a wide range of materials such as titanium. All medical implants have to be specifically tailored to the patient. Once the implant is manufactured, the part has to have a particular finish in order to aid integration.

Many companies within the medical implants sector purchase machines from Vixen. One popular range of machines within this industry is the Jetair range. This particular range is a dry blasting range, which uses blast media/abrasive combined with high pressure to create a rough surface finish. This is used to create a more adhesive respectable surface for when the implants need fusing during surgery or to aid integration into the bone.

The Jetair range is made up of 4 standard models, the VM30, VM36, VM42 and the VM55. The VM55 is the largest model in the range, which as standard, features a gas assisted full front opening door along with the many standard features all of the other machines possess.

Another range which is capable of producing this desired finish is the Aquablast range. Vixen created a bespoke Aquablast machine in order to process manufactured medical implants. The bespoke Aquablast 915 which was designed and manufactured at Vixen came with many special qualities. This particular machine had two blast guns in order to fully blast the implants, which rotated on a spigot whilst inside the blast chamber. This gave each part a uniformed finish which was very important to the customer.

With cleanliness levels being a crucial element within the medical industry the Aquablast range ensures that no media is impregnated into the part as the water when mixed with abrasive acts as a lubricant creating a cushioning effect.

The Aquablast cube is the ideal machine to fit seamlessly into a busy workplace or production line, due to its cubic shape and double guillotine doors. Often in production lines components are transported on conveyors and the cube range can be mounted adjacent to the conveyor very easily and parts are manoeuvred through the guillotine door. 

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