Medical Sheet Metal Fabrication

Streamline medical product development with rapid prototyping and on-demand production of custom sheet metal components

Medical Sheet Metal Fabrication

Why do Companies in the Medical Industry use Protolabs?

Unlike traditional sheet metal shops, we have infinite capacity and an easy-to-use online quoting system ensuring on-time shipment every time—whether you need a single part or 500 parts for medical applications. Our sheet metal fabrication service supports engineers and device developers in the medical industry by offering:  

  • the ability to easily pivot from sheet metal fabrication to another manufacturing service, such as 3D printing or CNC machining, without development or production delays
  • ability to prototype in production-grade materials 
  • low-volume and precise production parts in as fast as one day (simple design quoting in as fast as an hour)
  • post processing such as assemblies, anodizing, powder coating, and plating
  • quality certifications: ISO 9001:2015

Aura Ventilator

First-Time Medical Designers Aim to Increase Ventilator Accessibility During Pandemic

Aura Project designers wanted to create a ventilator that was both safe and of high quality, but also low cost. Amid a global pandemic, the team sought to do this as fast as possible, while navigating FDA requirements with a team of people who had never designed medical devices before. 

Read Aura Success Story 

Sheet Metal

What Materials Work Best for Medical Sheet Metal Components

We offer medical-grade materials suitable for a variety of different medical components.

Aluminum. This affordable metal is a great fit for medical components and instruments.  

Learn more about aluminum sheet metal fabrication. 

Stainless Steel. This corrosion-resistant metal also offers high heat tolerance.

Learn more about stainless steel sheet metal fabrication. 

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Sheet Metal Applications for the Medical Industry

From custom surgical components to electronic medical devices to wheelchair frames, we support medical customers for a variety of sheet metal needs. Some common sheet metal parts we manufacture for medical applications include:

  • Handheld devices
  • Surgical instruments
  • Plates
  • Ventilators
  • Brackets
  • Enclosures and housings
  • Prosthetic components