Reshaping the Medical Manufacturing Sector with Xometry – Medical Alley Association

Reshaping the Medical Manufacturing Sector with Xometry

As the market continues to deal with radical changes in medical technology, we’ve been keeping an eye on how supply and demand have evolved so we can continue to stay ahead of the curve. Our subsidiary, Thomas, which gets 1.6 million+ visitors per month, has demonstrated some interesting trends in medical product sourcing over the past six months. The product categories that generated the most interest from medical companies on Thomas’ website included:

  1. Private Label Supplements
  2. COVID-19 Response Products
  3. PPE
  4. Valves
  5. Nitrile Gloves
  6. Medical Testing Kits
  7. Polystyrene Foam
  8. Springs
  9. Modular Clean Rooms
  10. Gloves

Maybe you’re one of these companies sourcing for medical valves or PPE, or maybe you’re a manufacturer of these or other crucial medical products. Either way, Xometry offers manufacturing services for the parts you need to compete in today’s marketplace, including unusual parts that fall beyond the capabilities of your local job shop. However, we also offer a radical change in manufacturing services that will save you time and money.

Imagine getting the quote for any medical part you need in seconds with just a CAD file, complete with lead time. That’s what Xometry offers in a nutshell, thanks to our powerful AI-driven software and a strong network of 5,000+ vetted and certified manufacturing partners. We also offer a dedicated staff of expert engineers to help you find the most optimal design, materials, and processes to create the best version of your part for the least amount of money. For free.

Xometry is a manufacturing marketplace able to work with medical device companies from the inception of your product to final mass production. We can start you out at the beginning of your development process with rapid iterations of high-fidelity prototypes using processes like CNC machining, 3D printing, and even low volume injection molding.

In the case of Galen Robotics, manufacturers of surgical robots, we used our CNC machining, 3D printing, and sheet metal fabrication services to prototype multiple versions of high precision parts. We created products like end effectors and sensor housings for a surgical robot designed to limit hand tremors, using ISO 7 and 8 medical cleanroom production as well as our ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certifications. Galen Robotics is one of many medical companies we’ve served; more than 86% of Fortune 500 medical products and equipment companies trust us to manufacture the parts they need. 

You can also stay with Xometry well past the prototyping stage as you route your product through regulatory clearances and into production. In addition to our ISO 13485 and other certifications, we have access to vetted facilities across the United States. We can produce full turnkey solutions for you while offering rapid Design for Manufacturing (DFM) feedback. We can even manage supply chains on your behalf, including offering material traceability services.

We put these capabilities and certifications to work for Delta Development Team, which needed help with small production runs for life-saving blood refrigeration units. We were able to create 3D printed, injection molded, and sheet metal parts for these units, which had to meet military ruggedness requirements as well as medical requirements. Our DFM feedback helped the team save money and lower risks, while our larger mold capabilities were able to create the parts they needed where other manufacturers could not.

In addition to the manufacturing services we offer, our services and certifications include:

  • First Article Inspection (FAI)
  • First article inspection reports (FAIR)
  • Custom sampling plans
  • PPAP standards
  • Production control plans
  • ISO 7 and 8 medical clean rooms
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 13485
  • ASD 9100
  • ITAR Registration
  • Material certifications
  • Material and lot traceability
  • Full dimensional reports
  • Inspection reports
  • Hardware certifications
  • NDA agreements

Xometry can deliver continuously through your timeline and manage multiple projects in parallel thanks to our large manufacturing capabilities and global supply chain. We’ve manufactured everything from ventilator parts to clinical training models to medical device prototypes. Check out our Instant Quoting Tool today to see how we can deliver on your needs.

Xometry (NASDAQ: XMTR) powers the industries of today and tomorrow by connecting the people with big ideas to the manufacturers who can bring them to life. Xometry’s digital marketplace, offering everything from CNC machining to injection molding to 3D Printing,  gives manufacturers the critical resources they need to grow their business while also making it easy for buyers at Fortune 1000 companies to tap into global manufacturing capacity.

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