As a MedTech supplier, Ciposa provides medical device manufacturers with medical micro-assembly solutions for each stage of their production.
Either a manual bench for feasibility trials, or for the assembly of devices in the development phase.
We also provide semi or fully automatic platforms for small to medium production batches.
For high volume production, we develop fully automatic assembly and testing machines.
Main processes specific to the medical device assembly field, such as feeding of small components, assembly, different kinds of welding or dispensing, have already been implemented on our machines.
All the Ciposa equipment meets the cleanroom environmental requirements.
Automated glue micro dispensing on implantable electrodes
The international company, for which Ciposa has carried out this project, is specialized in the development and production of innovative intracranial electrodes.
The neurostimulation devices developed by this company have specific features that make them “leaders” in their field of application. The equipment, installed in a class 5 clean room dedicated to the manufacture of intracranial electrodes, feeds the parts, welds, performs encapsulation by micro-dosing of glue and electrically tests approximately 35’000 electrodes per year.
The main characteristics of the products are firstly the length, which goes from 15 to 80 millimeters. Secondly, the number of contacts to be encapsulated, which varies between 4 and 15, with a connection wire of Ø = 70 μm. Finally, the components to be handled are very fragile and flexible.
The customer chose the smart-bench for its production to ensure the reliable manufacture of a new product. To automate complex, high-precision tasks that are difficult to carry out manually. To improve and enhance the repeatability of processes. To 100% test the products at each stage of production.
Semi-automated meniscal implants monitored assembly smart-benches
Implantable medical devices for meniscus surgery and resorbable meniscus implants for meniscal repair.
The project carried out by Ciposa consists of two semi-automatic machines, installed in a cleanroom, able to produce up to 300 ‘000 meniscal repairs kits per year.
The customer acquired the line to ensure the production of its new, and recently validated, meniscal repairs device, as well as ensure a high level of quality, robustness and assembly time.
The project main requests and constraints.
Firstly, very variable batches sizes (from one to several hundred), and 3 product variants, with a size of: L = 4.49 x l = 1.28 mm x H 1.69 mm.
These smart assembly benches also facilitate and secure the operations carried out by the operators.
Fully automated spinal screws engraving, assembling and packing
Implantable medical devices for spine fusion surgery or more specifically spinal pedicle screws.
The market for spinal fusion screws is primarily driven by some of the advancements in spine surgery technologies and the increasing adoption of minimally invasive spine surgeries.
For this project carried out by Ciposa, the customer had decided to automate its production to increase the facility capacity, improve and strengthen the process repeatability, and implement a more efficient traceability system directly linked to its ERP.
The main features of this project are as follows. Firstly, a wide variation in lot sizes between 20 and 2000. The machine accepts 17 product variants divided in seven “families”, the smallest component measures Ø 5.95 x H 2.52 mm and the largest Ø 11.30 x H 7.78 mm.