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Tweezers and Cutters

Tweezers and Cutters

Top Excelta Cutting Tweezers Used for Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical devices cover a broad spectrum of equipment that ranges from the most simple medical instrument such as thermometers and latex gloves to the more complex and high risk devices that sustain life such as pacemakers and life support machines. Medical equipment is constantly evolving to stay current with advances in technology, research, and personalized healthcare therapy.

As medical devices evolve, it’s also important that the tools used in their manufacturing process are as efficient as possible. This includes complex tools down to simple tools such as cutting tweezers. Without these manufacturing tools, medical devices would not be as precise or as efficient at carrying out their purpose of improving the quality of life.

What is Medical Device Manufacturing?

Medical devices are any type of equipment or device used for medical purposes to improve the quality of life. To ensure that medical devices are safe and effective, they must meet certain government regulations outlined in the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.

Behind the scenes of medical device manufacturing are the tools used to produce the medical devices, which are just as equally important. One such tool is the cutting tweezer.

What is a Cutting Tweezer?

Tweezers are a small hand tool used for grasping objects that are too small to be handled with the human finger. They are essentially forceps that are driven by the thumb, similar to tongs, that are designed to handle very small or hot objects.

Cutting tweezers are all of the above except they have a tip or head that is specifically designed for cutting instead of grasping. They are mostly designed to cut soft wire with precision.

Why Do You Need Cutting Tweezers in Medical Device Manufacturing?

Cutting tweezers are an essential tool used in the manufacturing of medical devices. This is due to the high precision tasks it performs during the production process.

  • Cutting Wires. Manufacturing medical devices require a lot of high-precision cutting in tight and hard to reach areas. Cutting tweezers are designed to cut soft wires at an angle and in tight spaces.
  • Stripping. There are many wires and cables used in the manufacturing of medical devices. Some of these require high precision stripping of the outer layers of polymer or coating from the wire itself. Insulation and jacketing is often needed to be removed from copper wire. Cutting tweezers are ideal for doing this in tight spaces without nicking.
  • Cutting PTFE. Cutting tweezers are ideal for cutting and stripping PTFE exactly to AWG gauge under high magnification without nicks and in tight areas which is required in the medical device manufacturing field.
  • Cutting Stainless Steel. These tweezers are ideal for fine cutting stainless steel wire under high magnification which is also needed during the manufacturing process of medical devices.

  • Top Excelta Cutting Tweezers Used for Medical Device Manufacturing

    Excelta cutting tweezers are designed to cut soft wire with precision and comfort. Their tweezers include those with static dissipative grips, epoxy coatings, miniature heads, and a variety of blade angles and shapes.

    15A-ST-PE-38M - This 70°angulated tweezer will strip PTFE along with other wire that is coated precisely to AWG gauge and will not nick. It will also strip 38 AWG Magnet wire.

    15A-RW-OF - This cutting tweezer is used for cutting PTFE and .0015 stainless steel wire under high magnification. This tool's cutting capacity is for extremely fine cutting when the 15A-RW is not working.

    15A-RW – This cutting tweezer is the same as 15A-RW but with an antimicrobial rubber grip.

    15A-RW-PB - This tweezer is used for cutting PTFE and .0015 stainless steel wire under high magnification. This tool's cutting capacity is the entire length of the blade.

    15A-RW - This specific tweezer is used for cutting PTFE and .0015 stainless steel wire under high magnification. This tool's cutting capacity is at 1mm from the tip of the tool.

    162C-RT - This model has a soft straight replaceable tip. The tweezer is 5” long with .080” wide tips. Peek is an extreme temperature thermoplastic that resists chemicals. The resistivity of the surface is 10⁴ - 10⁵ ohms/sq, and it can be used with alcohol.

    Where to purchase Excelta Cutting Tweezers Used for Medical Device Manufacturing

    Lab Pro has the leading edge in Medical Device Manufacturing hand tools and tweezers and knows that all applications are unique. We can start from your specified design to manufacture any tool to meet your requirements. Or, our knowledgeable and experienced designers can determine your needs and design and manufacture the tool that is custom-made for your specific and unique application.

    It doesn’t matter if you need one tool to handle special parts, or a whole supply of tools to cut, crimp, place or extract parts, Lab Pro has Custom Design Services that will meet your needs. Contact info@labproinc.com or 888-4-LABPRO (888-452-2776) to learn more.

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