A new era of surgery
Robotic assisted surgery allows smaller incisions yet more dexterity for surgeons, who get a 3-D view instead of the 2-D view of laparoscopy. The smaller instruments and increased range of motion provide easier access to difficult locations in the body.
A new breed of medical devices has emerged to support surgical robots. Some, such as cutting tools, are essentially modified versions of what would be handheld instruments in minimally-invasive surgery. Others break new ground, such as the navigation components we manufacture that allow a surgical robot to map bony landmarks during joint replacement.
Tegra Medical understands the impact of robotics on the surgical landscape and the fine points of manufacturing highly precise medical devices for minimally-invasive, orthopaedic, and other robotic procedures.
Precise devices require precise manufacturing
Tegra Medical has decades of experience manufacturing complex devices for minimally-invasive surgery. This means we have had ample opportunities for perfecting our approach to tackling the precision that is required for devices used in robotic surgeries. Tight tolerances, tiny parts, and unusual geometries are nothing new for us.
Some of the technologies, methodologies, and experience we draw upon to make devices for robotic surgery include:
- Unparalleled expertise with metal, e.g., laser tube cutting and grinding the sharpest points for devices’ distal ends
- Stringent procedures that keep sharp tips sharp throughout the entire manufacturing process
- A history of assembling devices with complicated features
- Multiple 5-axis CNC mill/turn machines for efficiency and repeatability
- Rigorous quality management system including complex measurement equipment and real time data collection