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Medical Industry

Medical devices, surgical instruments, prosthetics and dentistry tools require ultra-precise grinding to ensure the highest quality and consistency.
The quality grinding solutions offered by Eagle Superabrasives are tailor-made for your most precise applications.

 

Regardless of which meticulously-crafted tools you are manufacturing, from clamps to hypodermic needles, Eagle is here to help you provide medical professionals exactly what they need in order to improve our health and lives.

Grinding Wheels for the Medical Industry

In the past century, the world’s population has grown by well over 5 billion people!

More people and scientific advancements have led to constantly increasing demands for surgeries and other medical procedures.

It stands to reason the demand for a variety of medical instruments is also growing. Burr-free needles are critical, both for effectiveness and the comfort of the patient. Scalpels need a specific edge to cut clean and avoid or at least reduce scarring.

Precision is paramount in all elements of the medical industry. At Eagle, we’ve made it our mission to deliver the highest quality solutions for the production of medical and surgical instruments, including the largest range of wheels for sharpening and electrochemical (ECG) cutting to meet burr-free surface finish requirements for finished tools.

What Medical Tools Require Grinding?

Surgical and medical equipment that is ground using our high precision wheels includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cannula & Biopsy Needles
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices
  • Catheter Bodies
  • Bone Drills & Rasps
  • Surgical Reamers
  • Cold Chisels

A leader in manufacturing of CBN and diamond wheels, our wide range of products help manufacturers in grinding, polishing and finishing these and various other instruments daily.

How Can Eagle Help?

Eagle’s products are used in many applications, including cutting and profiling, rough grinding, polishing of interfaces and joints, sharpening, and finishing.

For manufacturers of prosthetics, our grinding and polishing systems are widely used for orthopedics such as metal knee joints, ceramic and metal hip joints, and trauma implants. We offer a wide range of solutions for deburring and polishing of orthopedics used in internal fixation and open reduction surgeries.

We also offer a variety of solutions for grinding cobalt-chromium, nitinol, and stainless steel alloys used in the manufacturing of dental devices. We help our customers meet, and in many cases exceed, their production and quality objectives.

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Grinding Needles or Tubes

ETEC Wheels (Electro Chemical Grinding)

All Eagle Superabrasives’ electrochemical grinding (ECG) wheels feature our propritary E-TEC bond formulation.

E-TEC is designed to provide upgraded performance through higher conductivity, allowing for consistent burr-free cuts.

While cutting 3.5mm stainless tubing, Eagle’s E-TEC wheel achieved 24% longer life than our competition in side-by-side testing.

With E-TEC grinding wheels, you can expect:

• Guaranteed burr-free cutting

• Wheels that are consistently conductive

• Durability, wear resistance, and longer-lasting copper & nickel coatings

• More than twice the abrasive depth of our competitors for maximum wheel life – E-TEC offers a 5/8” standard depth for all ECG cutoff wheels, blowing away the industry standard of 1/4”

Grinding Bone Drills

Pro Flute Aero Wheels

Formulated with Eagle Superabrasives’ proprietary hybrid porosity technology, the Pro Flute Aero Bond utilizes pores in the bond to help keep the wheel cool, all while maximizing edge retention and cutting faster.

A combination of Eagle’s aggressive-cutting Aero Max and form-holding Pro Flute bonds, the Pro Flute Aero was developed with the intention of grinding tools with 5/8” or smaller diameters.

Round tool manufacturers looking for the best in production, efficiency, and price per part should try a Pro Flute Aero wheel today.

Grinding Diamond-Coated Surfaces

VitTEC Vit. Bond Wheels 

Eagle’s proprietary VitTEC diamond and CBN wheels are made for operators looking for more out of their vitrified grinding wheels.

What sets our VitTEC wheels apart from other vitrified diamond & CBN wheels is a process called Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP). While ordinary vitrified wheels are only pressed from two dimensions, ours are evenly pressed from every single side, angle, and radii during the CIP process, guaranteeing without fail that our wheel segments have perfectly consistent density throughout the abrasive section.

As a result, our VitTEC wheels provide several advantages over our competition, including:

• High thermal stability
• Dress while mounted to achieve precise wheel forms that last longer, lengthening the time between re-dressings
• Porous bond helps coolant remove heat from contact point & allow for increased stock removal
• Improved edge quality of tools
• Faster cycle times

What People Are Saying

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“Eagle Superabrasives has always come through for us with competitive pricing and great customer service. If they don’t have the exact grinding wheel that we need, they will customize a wheel for our end-user’s needs and create a new part number for it. I wish I had discovered Eagle SA years ago.”

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Andy G.
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"Eagle Superabrasives is one of the best suppliers I have ever worked with. Your employees are all great and you always have what I need. Thank you for helping us do what we do."

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Bill
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“I used the 180 grit wheel yesterday for the first time and I must say that it grinds cooler that any course wheel that I have used ever and it has increased my production by 30%. I am very happy with the wheels, Your attention to detail and customer service is outstanding!”

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Brant