A Canadian Leader in Medical CNC Machining

Macfab has been a leader in CNC machining for the medical industry for decades. Our clients continue to select us for our deep knowledge of regulatory requirements, thorough record-keeping and traceability of materials, and cleanroom-ready parts delivered directly to our customers’ assembly lines. Our dedication as a total solution medical equipment parts manufacturer includes a full range of services to enable our customers to maintain and grow their market share in the highly demanding precision medical equipment manufacturing industry.

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From Prototype Design to Full Production Capabilities

Macfab understands that successful products and customer relationships are the result of creativity in design for manufacturability, the ability to deliver to tight tolerances, and the expertise to glean insights from iterative processes. Our engineers work with your design team for CNC machining medical devices, and our knowledge and experience of FDA regulatory requirements can provide instant value in our relationship.

We start with producing one or a few sample parts to assist your design engineers with proof of concept. We then assist with the iterations of the prototype development stage, responding quickly to design changes. We can fulfill the “on-the-fly” changes necessary to bring our customers’ new products to market faster. We work directly with your design engineers to evaluate machinability and the selection of materials to circumvent potential quality issues.

As your precision medical equipment design is readied for clinical trials and FDA or other regulatory approvals, we begin building the robust processes and documentation that will play an important role in the future success of your product.

Once approved for the market, Macfab is equipped to handle the high precision, tight tolerance, and large-volume CNC machining to meet your monthly and annual needs.

We focus on continuous improvement opportunities internally to reduce costs and lead time to positively impact on the quality of the parts supplied to you.

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Why Work With Macfab?

With over 50 CNC machines in their Mississauga facility and access to additional expertise and capacity through our parent company Ben Machine, Macfab is well-positioned for high-volume precision CNC work for the medical industry. As a full end-to-end solutions provider, we have made significant investments in non-core services to the medical industry. Our deep expertise, combined with these investments, offers a unique suite of services that enable our customers to realize life-cycle parts cost competitiveness, breakthrough design for manufacturability competitiveness, and sustained market share growth.

Precision CNC machining

Macfab leads the way with the latest CNC machining with multiple 5-axis machines.

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Cleanroom

Our ISO class 7 cleanroom contains part cleaning, assembly, and final testing capabilities.

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Specialty Finishing

Macfab has on-site plating, chromate conversion, and painting, so parts leave complete.

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Medical Industry Applications

  • Mass spectrometry
  • High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • Quadrapole ICP-MS
  • Ion Mobility Photometry (IMS)
  • Photoionization detection devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Pump Cavities
  • Nebulizers, Lasers
  • Surgical devices and tools
  • Mass flow meters
  • Flow controllers
  • Force transducers
  • Muscle physiology systems
  • Ventilators
  • Drug delivery
  • Pharmaceutical equipment
  • Sensors
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Technologies and Materials - CNC Machining for the Medical Industry

Demand for medical manufacturing materials is growing rapidly. Exciting technological breakthroughs are creating new applications and solutions for medical researchers and manufacturing firms. Macfab, a full end-to-end solutions provider, is ISO9001 certified and works to FDA and ISO13485 standards.

Our team works with various materials, including 316 stainless, PEEK, PTFE, magnesium, titanium, and engineered plastics. Characteristics such as material toughness, fatigue resistance, and biocompatibility for implantation in the human body make materials such as titanium and cobalt-based alloys the choice for medical implants.

We continue to challenge ourselves with new advanced engineered plastics and specifically tailored medical-grade polymers emerging on the market. Our knowledge of these materials and their processing, right through to arrival as finished parts, translates into reduced product development time for our customers.

Learn how we evaluate advanced engineered medical polymers across a range of production related decision criteria.

Medical Grade Polymers

Considerations When Selecting Medical Plastics (Polymers)

Biological Performance

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  • Biocompatibility
  • Biostability
  • Hemocompatibility
  • Infection risk

Application Performance

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  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Fatigue resistance
  • Heat and/or electrical resistance

Chemical Resistance

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  • Cleaning product resistance
  • Drug resistance
  • Sterilization stability

Processability

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  • Thermal methods (extrusion, molding, forming)
  • Solvent (casting, dipping, spinning)
  • Secondary assembly (reflow, bonding)
  • Compatibility with other materials within the device

Regulatory and Compliance Requirements

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  • Does the material contain REACH, RoHS or other substances of concern?
  • Has the material been used in devices cleared by regulatory agencies?

Some of the medical grade polymers Macfab works with include:

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  • Makrolon (Polycarbonate)
  • SustaPeek MG
  • SustaPEI MG (Ultem®)
  • Sustason PSU MG (Polysulfone)
  • Sustarin® C MG (Celcon®)

Specialty Services

Macfab has invested significantly in specialty services as a high-precision, full-service medical equipment parts manufacturer.

Specialty Finishes

Macfab’s on-site anodizing and chromate conversion capabilities save our customers time and cost. The components arrive at your facility ready for use.

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Cleanroom

Macfab’s ISO grade 7 cleanroom allows us to clean your parts, assemble them into a sub-assembly, and then finish testing. We package your parts ready to move smoothly through your facility and into your machinery.

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Assembly

Macfab can provide general mechanical assembly of machined components to microscopic assembly of parts. While assembly always appears simple, with the proper fixtures and tooling in-house, Macfab can develop robust processes to reduce scrap and cost.

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Quality Testing & Inspection

With the latest CMM and laser inspection equipment, your parts are correct at each process step. Macfab has leak detection and off-gas testing for parts and assemblies to validate their performance before shipping.

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Vendor Managed Inventory

With our proprietary artificial intelligence managing our Kanban program, our customers who collaborate with us on Just-In-Time inventory programs today enjoy a 100% on-time delivery rate!

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You can trust Macfab’s extensive knowledge of the medical industry, experienced manufacturing engineers, and commitment to quality to handle your most challenging projects.
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