Vacuum Heat Treating
Norwood Medical’s facilities are equipped with vacuum furnaces to “heat treat” metallic medical components in order to achieve optimum hardness and durability. In vacuum heat treating, the vacuum process removes the oxygen from the furnace to prevent the oxidation that occurs when metals are heated to high temperatures. The vacuum furnace precisely controls heating at pre-determined temperatures ranging from 1,700–2,200°F.
By optimizing the hardness of the component, we can ensure that the medical implant or instrument retains its structural integrity throughout its life cycle — providing optimum safety and functionality for the patient.
Vacuum heat treating is just one of the techniques Norwood Medical has in place to provide our customers with comprehensive medical device manufacturing capabilities. Our Quality and Engineering groups work closely together to integrate these processes into the production life cycle to ensure that each medical device is made to the highest quality standards. If you are looking for a full-service contract manufacturer for your medical devices, Norwood Medical is that supplier.
Medical Device Manufacturer
Norwood Medical focuses exclusively on medical device manufacturing. We have over 40 years experience helping customers deliver innovative products to market with speed and lean manufacturing practices.
- Vertically integrated to solve problems quickly
- Focused quality processes assure excellence
In an industry that demands the highest precision to ensure the safety and wellness of medical patients, Norwood Medical understands and accepts its critical role in this supply chain.
Dedication to Quality
Norwood assures customer satisfaction and product safety through a robust and proven Quality System. We recognize that there is no place for implants, instruments or procedures that don’t meet the very highest quality standards
- 21 CFR 820 FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) compliant and ISO 13485:2016 certified
- Deploying ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Staff
- Utilizing ISO 14971:2012 risk management system for medical devices