Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices old
Millions of minimally invasive surgical procedures are performed every year in the United States. These procedures are commonly performed by, but not limited to: Gastroenterologists, Internists, Gynecologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Veterinarians. Of the dozens of different procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques, most of them utilize at least one piece of equipment that contains a component suitable for the Liquidmetal technology. These components could currently be CNC machined, injection molded, investment cast, stamped, or fine blanked. While Liquidmetal alloys are not limited to applications currently utilizing another metal, many metal components could be improved by this technology.
Preliminary data collected from a sample size of 32 parts has demonstrated remarkable results. No part differed from the next by more than 16μm (0.0006”) for two different dimensions on the part, which were 28.7mm (1.13”) and 45.6mm (2.03”).