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Surface Finish Matters

By: Barb Van Essen on February 6, 2024

Surface finishes play a crucial role in the quality of machined parts. A surface finish can affect the component’s durability, appearance, and performance. Therefore, it is essential to understand the importance of surface finishes and how they are achieved in a precision machine shop. Surface finish refers to the texture or roughness of a material’s […]

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Three Essential Materials For Medical Devices

By: Barb Van Essen on January 5, 2024

Materials matter greatly in the medical technology industry, especially in machining. This blog will discuss some commonly used materials in medtech machining, such as titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel. Titanium is a popular choice for medical implants and devices because it is biocompatible and corrosion-resistant. It is also lightweight yet strong, making it an ideal […]

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The Importance Committing To 1 OEM

By: Barb Van Essen on November 27, 2023

Precision and care are of the utmost importance when developing a medical device. Every detail must be considered from the design phase to the final production to ensure the device is safe and effective. This is where an experienced contract manufacturer becomes a crucial partner. An experienced contract manufacturer has the technical know-how to guide […]

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CNC Milling Applications for Medical Device Precision Machining

By: Thomasnet on October 25, 2023

CNC milling is a highly precise and advanced manufacturing process that removes material from a workpiece using sophisticated computer-controlled machinery. This cutting-edge technology creates intricate and customized components with extremely tight tolerances, ensuring the dependable and safe operation of medical devices. Here are some examples of CNC milling applications that are used to machine medical […]

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Why are DFM’s important?

By: Barb Van Essen on September 22, 2023

When developing a medical device, considering design for manufacturability (DFM) is crucial. DFM means designing the product with the manufacturing process in mind, ensuring that it can be produced efficiently, effectively, and at a low cost. DFM can benefit the med-tech developing company significantly, and Unity Precision Manufacturing offers this service. Reduces Manufacturing CostsDFM can […]

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The Metal Fab Industry Continues to Grow

By: Barb Van Essen on August 18, 2023

The metal fabrication industry is poised for significant growth in 2024, despite the pandemic’s impact on global supply chains and economic activity. The demand for contracted metal products from OEMs has remained strong, and there are several factors driving this continued growth. These include the increasing demand for manufactured goods, the growing popularity of 3D […]

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Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Experts

By: Barb Van Essen on June 22, 2023

While some businesses hunkered down and saw a downturn during the covid years, we continued to see unprecedented growth in medical contract manufacturing. Our production lead times continued to grow in the spine implants and spinal instrument segment of our business. This put us in a unique situation, either be content with our current production capacity […]

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Four qualities to look for in a contract manufacturing partner.

By: Barb Van Essen on June 12, 2023

 1~Experience It would help if you had a partner with extensive experience in med-tech manufacturing, including precision machining. This means that they need to have a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements and standards that govern the industry, as well as a proven track record of success in producing high-quality medical devices. 2~Quality Quality is […]

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Building Success Together

By: Barb Van Essen on May 23, 2023

For over 50 years, Unity Precision Manufacturing has cultivated a family work environment in the Minnesota medical device manufacturing market. We create opportunities for our team members to grow in their engineering, CNC machining, and manufacturing production careers. Our state-of-the-art facility allows continuous training and growth in a design-for-manufacturing environment. We pride ourselves in promoting […]

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April 22, 2023, is Earth Day; how do we make a difference?

By: Barb Van Essen on April 19, 2023

Regardless of what side of the political aisle one lands on, we can all agree that we only have one earth. There are many ways to reduce the negative impacts that stress our world. Unity Precision Manufacturing is conscientious of our environmental impact, and we’re proud to do our part to decrease our carbon footprint. […]

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