Burbank, CA – Comco Inc., the industry leader in the manufacture of micro-abrasive blasters is featured in the August 2007 issue of Production Machining magazine.
The article, entitled “Surface Treatment for Medical Parts” that is featured in the Tech Briefs department describes how MicroBlasting is applied in the medical manufacturing industry.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
The ability of micro-abrasive blasting to target a small section also makes it an ideal process in the manufacturing of needles. After grinding, the tip of the needle is sharp all around the edges. To prevent it from cutting a core, which could cause blockage as well as increase healing time, micro-abrasive blasting is used to radius the heel of the needle tip. It is then used to roughen the butt-end of the needle to improve bond adhesion. Aluminum oxide and glass bead are often used to accomplish this.