Medical Sheet Metal Fabrication
Streamline medical product development with rapid prototyping and on-demand production of custom sheet metal components
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
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-in-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 a medical device before.
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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.
Stainless Steel. This corrosion-resistant metal also offers high heat tolerance.
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
- Enclosures and housings
- Prosthetic components