ATW Companies Inc., a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, will be showcasing its “ATW Medical” brand and highlighting its leadership in engineered metal solutions for medical devices at BIOMEDevice Boston, Booth #723, April 25-26, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in Boston, MA.
ATW Medical specializes in manufacturing orthopedic and laparoscopic instruments using tube fabrication, laser cutting/welding, CNC machining, and metal injection molding (MIM) capabilities. Its ability to bring products from conceptual design to cost-effective manufacturing makes it a trusted partner for medical device OEMs. Also highlighted will be ATW’s new LinkedIn group, Medical Metals Manufacturing, which was started as a place for medical engineering professionals to discuss issues surrounding the use of engineered metal in medical devices.
ATW Companies is the parent company of Judson A. Smith Company, located in Boyertown, PA, Parmatech Corporation, based in Petaluma, CA, Parmatech-Proform Corporation, based in East Providence, RI, and A.T. Wall Company, located in Warwick, RI. Each company will highlight its specific medical sector capabilities at the show.
Judson Smith’s metal tube components and assemblies, widely used in instruments designed for minimally invasive surgical procedures, will be on display at BIOMEDevice. Judson Smith provides its tube fabrication and CNC machining capabilities to the largest players in the industry, with ISO 13485 certification to meet medical device quality standards. Laser cutting and welding capabilities will also be highlighted, showing Judson’s position as market leader in endosurgical applications.
ATW’s subsidiary Parmatech will also be featuring its novel and rapidly expanding metal injection molding capabilities. As a primary player in the MIM industry, Parmatech adds to ATW Medical’s portfolio by offering MIM’s increased design flexibility, process scalability, and reduced part costs for its customers. ATW’s MIM components are used in a variety of bariatric and laparoscopic instruments and orthodontics that take advantage of MIM’s ability to dramatically lower costs on small and intricate shapes. MIM applications also include sealing and transecting of blood vessels and vein harvesting for bypass surgeries. Highlighted products include articulation gears, laparoscopic jaw sets, and self-ligating orthodontic brackets.
ATW Medical also includes A.T. Wall’s rigid and flexible waveguide portfolio, widely used in such advanced medical applications as x-ray imaging. ATW is one of the industry’s most trusted suppliers of precision tubing for state of the art medical devices, including those made of specialized materials, like tantalum, niobium, and tantalum composites.
“We are excited to roll out the ATW Medical brand, which combines Judson Smith’s decades of market leadership in endoscopy, A.T. Wall’s deep experience in tubing for x-ray imaging, and Parmatech’s MIM technology for dramatically lower cost products,” said Tracy MacNeal, ATW’s director of business development. “Our unique combination of intricate and low-cost design for the rapidly expanding medical market provides customers a consolidated source for specialized engineered metal capabilities.”