Sandvik presents additional stranding capabilities and coating services with EXERA® high precision medical wire at Compamed 2019

Sandvik, the leading medical wire specialist, is adding stranding and coating capabilities to its production unit in Palm Coast, Florida. By doing so the company is stepping up focus on customizable wire solutions based on EXERA® high precision medical wire one step further. Sandvik is presenting its wire and wire-based solutions at Compamed 2019, Messe Dűsseldorf, 18-21 November.

Top quality medical devices rely on world class wire and world class coatings. Sandvik will give attendees at this year’s Compamed convention the possibility to explore new applications for customized EXERA® high precision medical wire.

“By partnering with customers in the design and product development processes, we can support them in meeting ever-increasing standards and expectations on sensing, stimulation, connectivity and safety in medical devices,” says Gene Kleinschmit, Senior Product Manager, BU Medical, Sandvik.

“We are here to help inspire customers and contribute to the innovation process. Visitors to our booth at Compamed (8AK16) will get an in-depth look at customizable options, ranging from stripped wire, multi-cabling and coiling to EXERA® extensive program of high tolerance coatings and an offering of over 150 different alloys and custom melts. Each has unique properties,” Kleinschmit explains.

In addition to co-designing and developing fine medical wire under cleanroom conditions, Sandvik offers OEM’s globally the ability to combine wire concepts in value-added components.

We are also expanding our capabilities with additional stranding capabilities. The additional stranding equipment operates within the wire diameter range 0.0009 to 0.003 inches (0.02286 mm to 0.0762 mm) and rotational capacity of 10 twists per inch (4 Twists per cm) to 40 turns per inch (16 twists per cm).

Gary Davies, Head of BU Medical, Sandvik adds:

- The additional process equipment allows us to serve our customers with a product that has higher precision and additional overall capacity than was available in the past. We expect the increased process speeds and better yields to a more competitive price structure as well.

Visitors to Compamed 2019 at Messe Dűsseldorf, Germay will find Sandvik at hall 8A, booth no. K16.

For more information please contact

Media enquiries
Lena Wiig Boström
Tel: +46 70 690 9055

Product related questions
Gene Kleinschmit
Tel: +1 386 447 5042

About EXERA®

EXERA® is Sandvik’s brand for precision medical wire and wire components used in medical devices and applications such as vascular therapy, sensing solutions, cochlear remediation and stimulation therapy. The medical wire is made-to-order at Sandvik’s production unit in Palm Coast, Florida, USA. This agile production unit combines the advantages of a custom, precision wire manufacturer with the backing of the globally integrated and resource-rich Sandvik Group.

Sandvik is a global high-tech engineering group with 43,000 employees in 130 countries and operations concentrated on three core business areas: Sandvik Machining Solutions, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Sandvik Materials Technology.

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