With the advent of 3D scanners with laser technology in 1985, this technology revolutionized the dimensional analysis of intricate components for all industries. In the late 1990s / early 2000s, medical device manufacturers began adopting CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machines) and 2D Xray techniques for dimensional inspections. However, these techniques proved to be good for external scanning analysis but they have inherent limitations when evaluating internal geometries.
Industrial CT scanning with X-ray is a very powerful instrument which allows medical device manufacturers to evaluate external surfaces and internal cavities of intricate components to avoid defects and ensure critical features are within specification. Some of the common causes of medical device defects are leaky connectors / seals, assembly misalignment, mechanical failures, material fractures, pitting, voids, porosity and variation in material density. Industrial CT scanning is the solution to identify and eliminate these defects early in the product development process.
Over the past decade, DDL has been the leader in medical connector testing. With the introduction of ISO 80369 to address the non-interconnectability and dimensional compliance of various male/female luer components in hospital settings, industrial CT scanning has never been more paramount. DDL has added Industrial CT scanning capabilities to further enhance and complement its ISO 80369 and medical connector testing services in order to serve our clients better.
Whether you have a medical luer connector, a molded component, a 3D printed component or a CNC machined component, DDL is here to ensure your part is within specification, complies with regulatory requirements and avoids product recalls while keeping patients safe.
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