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Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery involves the use of the latest technology, innovation, and IT in the medical device sector to conduct minimally invasive surgical operations.  Spectrum Plastics Group's expertise with advanced polymeric component manufacturing suits precisely the needs of this trending product and application segment.  Polyurethanes, nylon compounds, high temperature plastics such as PEEK or PARA, and other specialty materials such as silicone and fluoropolymers, are featured with these devices.  Spectrum Plastics converts them each to tight tolerances for a variety of surgical robotics instances, whether soft tissue laparoscopy, vascular robotic interventions, or orthopedic applications. 

Precision Solutions for Surgical Robotics

Robotic surgery is expected to grow at double digit rates over the next several years, as the number of installed platforms continues to grow, and the drive for more minimally invasive procedures increases and intensifies. 


The operative word is precision -- these systems more accurately execute surgical procedures, thereby minimizing patient trauma and accelerating recovery. 


And precision is our sweet spot; Spectrum Plastics specializes in precision component manufacturing of complex and advanced polymeric materials, via both extrusion and injection molding conversion processes. 


Product solutions we provide to this sector include: 

  • Insulation sheaths and silicone jackets for electrocauterization
  • Lubricious tubing for articulation wires and mechanisms
  • Single lumen and paratubing drainage extrusions
  • Metal replacement components for robotic system housings, instruments, and fixtures
  • Catheter delivery system components and sub-assemblies for Vascular Robotics applications
  • Orthopedic implants and instrumentation components


Material Solutions for Robotic Surgery

Spectrum Plastics Group specializes in the conversion of advanced performance materials across the polymeric spectrum.  Below are some of the materials for which Spectrum Plastics has established core competency and manufactures to the tight tolerance, precision specifications that Robotic Surgery demands. 


Metal Replacement Materials

PEEK, Polysulfone (PSU), Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU), and Polyarylamide (PARA)

  • Chemical resistance
  • Impact strength
  • Extended service life
  • Wear/Abrasion resistance
  • Dielectric strength


High Temperature Flexible Polymers

Fluoropolymers

  • Biocompatibility
  • Lubriciousness
  • Chemical resistance

Fluropolymer grades include EFEP, ECTFE, ETFE, FEP, PCTFE, PFA (Ultra High & High Purity), and PVDF.  EFEP is a versatile and lubricious low temperature fluoropolymer that allows for multi-layer extrusion with Nylon 12 or PEBA without the need for etching. 

Silicone

  • Durable and flexible
  • Inert & bacteria resistant
  • Biocompatible
  • Dielectric properties


Other flexible materials Spectrum Plastics converts for Surgical Robotics

  • Polyurethane
  • PEBA

 

 

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