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Sandvik Corporation Business Unit Medical Palm Coast

1 Commerce Blvd, 32164 Palm Coast, FL
USA
Telephone +1 386 4452000
Fax +1 365 4462244
ms.spc@sandvik.com

Contact

Jörg Karweg

Business Development Manager EMEA BU Medical

Germany

Phone
+49 172 2004314

Email
joerg.karweg@sandvik.com

Ernesto Bastos

Business Development EMEA, BU Medical

Germany

Phone
+491707002943

Email
ernesto.bastos@sandvik.com

Gene Kleinschmit

Senior Product Manager BU Medical

USA

Phone
+13866273850

Email
gene.kleinschmit@sandvik.com

Jerry Blanton

Sales and Marketing Manager BU Medical

Phone
+1 386 445 2000

Email
jerry.blanton@sandvik.com

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Oct 27, 2020

Life Changing Innovations from Sandvik

Check out the latest campaign from Sandvik featuring the company's medical solutions. 

Sometimes life changes in ways you did not see coming. You had an accident and lost a limb or woke up with Parkinson’s disease or Diabetes. Or maybe you were born deaf and could not hear a sound. We want to empower people to lead their everyday lives with quality. Our medical solutions make it possible.

On the campaign site you will also read more about the latest news related to 3D printing and titanium powder – a life-changing combination! The possibility of individualization and on-demand availability of implants, prostheses and other medical devices will affect the lives of many people.

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Oct 27, 2020

Webinar about product performance, manufacturability and cost considerations with coating selections

Selecting optimal coating(s) for wire-based components incorporated into medical devices can be a challenging task for even the most experienced design team due to the numerous and everchanging options promoted in the marketplace.
 
In the recorded webinar made by the leading engineers at Sandvik different polymer coating material types will be reviewed with respect to general properties and other primary reasons for selection based on the application or process considerations. The webinar showed that 60% felt that finding the right coating is the most challenging step in the design process in order not to enconter failurs further down in the manufacturing process.

Sandvik Palm Coast's production unit offers more than forty (40) different polymer based stand-alone dip coating options which in many cases are combined to formulate a customer focused solution. Information available from brochures or digital media platforms offers some insight into options available to the product designer. However, product performance, manufacturability and cost considerations are usually not as well defined.  In general, polymer coatings are applied to metal/alloy wire for medical devices to provide either electrical isolation for signal/power transmission, a lubricious surface layer for reducing tissue damage and patient trauma and/or enhance the biocompatible nature of the wire-based component.

Further processing is required to convert the coated wire into an active component in the device. Downstream operations can include forming operations such as coiling that add mechanical stress to the material system, selective coating removal for electrical connectivity and stranding to improve the flexibility of the overall lead system among other downstream processes. In order to select the optimal coating for the operation, it is critical to understand the follow-on procedures.

 The discussion  in the webinar will be limited to dip coating polymer materials vs other techniques such as extrusion or spray coating. Some generalized case studies will be included to help explain the method that has been useful to define the final polymer coating options.

The goal for this webinar is to share our experience with those that are keen to learn more about the key interactive parameters that can help drive a better product design decision to get reliable long-time use of the products.

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Oct 27, 2020

Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona

Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components.

Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys, announces today plans to expand its operations of precision medical wire and wire-based components to Tucson, Arizona.
Sandvik has leased 8,800 square feet of space at 2424 East Aragon Road near the Tucson International Airport. The full expansion over 5 years will add an additional 20 jobs primarily in operations and manufacturing. The facility is scheduled to be operational in Q1 2021.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a business area of Sandvik, a Stockholm-based, high-tech and global engineering Group specializing in materials, metal cutting, mining/rock and additive manufacturing technology. In the medical business, Sandvik develops, manufactures and refines precision medical wire and wire-based components under the brand name EXERA®.

Located in Palm Coast, Florida, the company began looking at additional manufacturing sites to expand production capacity. The selection of the American South West provided an opportunity to expand to a geographically different climate.

Gary Davies, Head of Business Unit Medical“We needed a west coast location near our customers and a superior technical workforce, which we found at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and Arizona State University. Tucson really checked all the boxes for us," said Gary Davies, Head of Business Unit Medical, Sandvik Materials Technology.

Steve Cohen of PICOR handled lease negotiations. Partners in the project include the Arizona Commerce Authority, the City of Tucson, Pima County and Pima Community College.

“Sandvik Materials Technology’s decision to expand their operations in Tucson is good news for Southern Arizona’s economy,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Arizona has a lot to offer businesses, from a pro-business environment to a talented workforce and exceptional quality of life, and we’re glad to have high-tech companies like Sandvik bringing more jobs and investment to our state.”

"The decision by Sandvik to expand its operations in Southern Arizona really validates that our position as a biotech center is strong and growing,” said Joe Snell, president & CEO of Sun Corridor Inc. "Sandvik is an incredible company whose presence benefits us greatly."

“Tucson’s rapidly growing bioscience industry and skilled talent pool continue to attract industry-leading companies seeking the ideal location for growth,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “We congratulate the Sandvik team on its continued growth and success!”

“Sandvik Materials Technology will provide needed jobs for our technical workforce here in Pima County,” said Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. "We thank Sandvik for their confidence and investment in Tucson."

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EXERA® is the brand for fine medical wire and wire-based components from Sandvik used in medical devices and applications and which are custom made to transmit, sense or stimulate within the human body. 

Typical applications where the wire-based components are used in are cardiovascular devices such as pacemakers, sensors such as Contious Glucose Monitors (CGMs) for diabetes care or stimulation therapy such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's or epilepsy to control tremors.

Medical devices are becoming more intelligent and tailor-made to unique applications. Sandvik offer customers the opportunity to co-design innovative products that meet fast-changing expectations on stimulation, connectivity and safety.

The customizable options range from stripped wire, multi-cabling and coiling to EXERA® high tolerance coatings, as well as more than 200 different alloys and custom melts on request.

The medical wire and wire-based components are manufactured at the Sandvik production unit in Palm Coast, Florida, USA. 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. 

As a strong design partner, the Sandvik team can help device manufacturers aim for top quality products related to everything from glucose and temperature monitoring and FFR implants to next generation pacemakers

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 40,000 employees in 130 countries and operations concentrated on three core business areas: Sandvik Machining Solutions, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Sandvik Materials Technology to which the medical wire business belong.

For  more information visit:

  • https://exera.sandvik 
  • https://www.medicaldevice-network.com/precision-medical-wire/

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Company data

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

> 5000

Foundation

1861

Area of business
  • Electrical and electronic components
  • Raw materials and adhesives
  • Manufacturing Services
  • Services