Plastic has played a huge role in the revolution of the medical industry. Modern healthcare would not be what it is today without the use of plastic materials. Medical-grade plastic permeates the industry, from the MRI machine to surgical gloves. CNC machining is often used to produce these plastic products, which are high-quality, agile and made to exact measurements.
These days, polymers have replaced metals, ceramics and glass in many products. They provide lower production costs, simpler processing and easier sterilisation procedures. Medical equipment and devices also need to be able to withstand high-pressure environments and rigorous cleaning procedures. Repetitive cleaning and sterilizing processes include aggressive disinfectants and extreme heat or steam. This means that medical equipment must have superior strength and durability and be made with precision. That’s where medical machining comes in.
But what are some of the medical-grade plastic uses in hospitals? What are some of the products produced by CNC machining?
Common Medical Products Made from Plastic
- IV tubes
- Surgical gloves
- Insulin pens
- Tamper proof caps
- Sterile blood packaging
- MRI scanner and equipment
- Bio Disposal bags
- Inflatable splits
- Surgical basins
- Plastic pill casing
- Ear implants
- Disposable gowns
- Inhalation masks
- Artificial hip
- Artificial corneas
- Pill bottles
- Intubation boxes
3 Reasons Hospitals Trust BCJ with Medical Machining
1. Quality & Precision
The standards and restrictions around medical products and equipment are understandably extremely high. CNC machining provides the precision required.
CNC machines use computer-generated code and exact mechanical movements. Computer software dictates the movement of tools and machinery. The software can be used to control a range of complex machines including mills, routers, grinders and lathes. This helps complex production processes take less time and be more exact. With expert CNC machining in Perth, we pride ourselves on high quality, precise tolerance manufacturing and an in-depth knowledge of the regulation requirements.
The team at BCJ Plastic Products has worked in plastic product manufacturing for 40 years. Our incredible team has experience across a range of industries including the automotive, medical, mining and domestic sectors. Our extensive expertise in CNC machining and medical machining allows us to create a range of products for the medical industry. This is why hospitals have routinely requested medical plastic products from us. They trust our experience and know our reputation for creating high-quality plastic products.
3. Wide Range of Materials
Not one medical device is the same and a wide range of medical-grade plastic is used depending on the requirements. Biocompatible plastics are seen in products like feeding tubes and catheters. When manufacturing products for bodily insertion, such as implants and bone replacements, incredibly high-strength plastics are used. BCJ Plastic Products has a wide range of advanced material grade plastics and cutting edge medical machining tools to suit a variety of medical plastic product needs.
Medical CNC Machining at BCJ Plastic Products
Plastic provides a cost-effective, durable and strong solution to your medical equipment needs. And precise medical CNC machining requires an expert. With more than 40 years’ experience, BCJ understands your medical-grade plastic needs.
Do you need plastic products for your hospital or medical practice? Get a quote online or call BCJ Plastic Products on (08) 9353 3477 for expert service and medical CNC machining.