Surface Texturing for Improved Medical Device Strength

Available On Demand until May 11, 2018

Today’s implantables are highly engineered assemblies with multiple complex elements that require innovative materials and sophisticated manufacturing. The development and use of new and novel materials and processes have enabled advances in both medical device performance and patient safety. Whether it’s a lighter material, a smoother surface, or a process that can be made automated and repeatable, advanced technologies such as scratch-free surfaces or specialized coatings for stimulation can help you extend or improve the life of your implantable device. 

This 10-minute Tech Talk will focus on laser surface texturing, including test methodology and experimental data. While abrasive blasting is commonly used to achieve surface texturing, results show that nonabrasive laser texturing reduces risk and improves bond strength by up to three times. Moreover, surface features are controlled and reproducible.


Bob Madigan, Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Pulse Technologies

Bob is Director of Global Sales and Marketing. Combining his mechanical engineering education, technology and genuine love for helping people, Bob has lead Pulse’s growth into new markets and geographies. With an eye for emerging technologies the team has supported customer in new medical spaces like catheter based blood pumps, mitral and tricuspid valve implants and medical diagnostics.


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group

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