Manufacturing of Stainless Steel Sleeves

At Twin City EDM and Manufacturing, we embrace the challenge of manufacturing complicated, multi-featured components that other vendors shy away from. The orthopedic knee surgery component shown here demonstrates our ability to form unique geometric shapes, create tight corner radii, and meet critical surface finish requirements for the very demanding medical device industry. The precision execution of this single component part was critical to product development, and its successful manufacture required strong attention to detail.

Equipped with 4-axis CNC milling, micro hole burning, and wire EDM machinery, our knowledgeable and highly skilled staff fabricated this thin-walled part from 17-4 PH stainless steel. Featuring overall dimensions of 4.5276″ in length, 0.7480″ in width, and 0.6496″ in height, they successfully achieved dimensional tolerances of ±0.001″ and angular tolerances ±0.5°, which were confirmed by rigorous dimensional and visual inspection processes. Additional operations called for heat treating and dry blasting to a uniform 32 RMS finish.

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Technical Specifications

Product Name Sleeve Primary Capabilities Applied/Processes Wire EDM Services CNC Milling Services Saw Cutting Services
Secondary Capabilities Applied/Processes Heat Treating Dry Blasting Equipment Used to Manufacture Part 4th Axis CNC Mill Micro Hole Burning Wire EDM
Overall Length
4.5276 Inch
Overall Width 0.748 Inch
Overall Height 0.6496 Inch Dimensional Tightest Tolerances (+/-)
0.001 Inch
Angular Tightest Tolerances (+/-) 0.5 º Material Used 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
Material Finish 32 µin In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection Visual Inspection
Industry for Use Medical Device Volume 150 pcs.
Delivery/Turnaround Time 4 to 6 Weeks Delivery Location
Plymouth, Minnesota
Standards Met Customer Specifications 2D CAD Drawing