Manufacturing Competences

Small. Precise. Implantable.

Manufacturing is at the core of our company. In our production we combine turning, milling, and injection molding as well as the manufacturing of semi-finished goods. We manufacture implants, medical components and miniature parts with the greatest precision and dedication. Here we always focus on the details, as this is the only way to ensure safe processes and consistent quality.

Our manufacturing portfolio includes the following services:

  • Micro-mechanical manufacturing: turning and milling of precious metals and precious metal alloys, titanium as well as steel
  • Injection molding of high-performance polymers
  • Semi-finished products manufacturing: rods, strips and wires made of precious metals or precious metal alloys

Do you have questions about our manufacturing competences or do you require additional information? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Turning and Milling

We take a closer look.

The micro-mechanical manufacturing of turned and milled parts is one of our core competences. Our production equipment includes state-of-the-art turning and milling machines which allow us to offer a broad range of products and corresponding manufacturing complexities.

 

We manufacture medical components to strictest tolerances on modern CNC turning machines with up to 15 axes. We attain a high level of process safety and can also offer appropriate documentation or specific process proof (PPAP) on demand. If required, we can as well advise you on design and function-related optimization. A well trained and experienced team of technical project managers and production experts is at your service at all times.

  • Part sizes:

    Ø 0.10 mm to Ø 16 mm

  • Drill hole sizes:

    from Ø 0.12 mm

  • Prototypes:

    min. 20 pcs.

  • Serial size:

    Upon request. We manufacture both small and large series.
    Best contact our Sales Team for a quotation.

 

This is only an excerpt from our manufacturing options. For specific enquiries it is best to contact us directly. Simply use our contact form or call us!

  

Our milling center includes processing centers with up to 7 axes, of which 5 can be used simultaneously. Equipped with rod feeders, re-clamping devices and further auxiliary equipment, they are all designed for optimal manufacturing from simple to highly complex tool geometries. Processing with the aid of CAD/CAM technology, paired with a process-safe control system to monitor the required fields of tolerance and other customer specifications are meanwhile standard in addition to conventional programming and processing.

  • Part sizes:

    Ø 0.20 mm up to Ø 42 mm

  • Drill hole sizes:

    from Ø 0.20 mm

  • Prototypes:

    min. 20 pcs.

  • Serial size:

    Upon request. We manufacture both small and large series.
    Best contact our Sales Team for a quotation.

Our top of the league rotary transfer milling machine allows us to offer highly complex geometries in large quantities at competitive prices.

This is only an excerpt from our manufacturing options. For specific enquiries it is best to contact us directly. Simply use our contact form or call us!

  

The complexity of the parts to be manufactured drives our machinery pool and requires considerable flexibility. We endeavor to offer complete manufacturing of the parts and would like to avoid multiple re-clamping of the parts on the same or other machines as well as dispensing with subsequent manual reworking. With new turning and milling machines we have the option of performing both basic operations with the aid of additional processing axes and modern control parameters.

Cendres+Métaux is specialized in manufacturing complex and high-precision micro parts for medical engineering purposes. A small but highly competent team with considerable experience makes the impossible come true nearly every day.

Some key points on our manufacturing competences in the field of miniature parts:

  • Components:

    >Ø 0.10 mm

  • Wall thicknesses:

    >0.05 µm

  • Tolerances:

    ±0.003 mm

  • Drill holes:

    >Ø 0.10 mm

Your benefits:

  • High process safety
  • High precision
  • Professional handling, from manufacturing to packaging

This is only an excerpt from our manufacturing options. For specific enquiries it is best to contact us directly. Simply use our contact form or call us!

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Injection Molding

Everything made of one cast.

We have been working with high quality materials for over 130 years. Starting with the preparation, development and processing of precious metal alloys, we also offer high-performance polymers for a host of applications as an alternative.

As an injection molding specialist in the the high-performance polymer PAEK family, we operate in the premium class of polymers. As a result, we have the necessary equipment, material and competent expertise to meet your needs.

In the field of dentistry we can offer our high-performance polymer Pekkton® ivory (PEKK) exclusively. Its base material, OXPEKK® (PEKK), is suited for a host of applications in medical engineering (implantable and not). Both are top-class materials and meet the highest demands!

Injection Molding Machines

  • Fully electronic machine concept for highest precision and reproduceability
  • Product weight 0.01 g – 300 g
  • Clean room production ISO Class 8

Materials
Together, we will define the ideal material to suit your needs:

  • Pekkton® ivory, basic (PEKK)
  • OXPEKK® (medical and implantable grade PEKK)
  • High-performance polymers (PEEK, PPS, …)
  • Technical polymers (POM, PC, PA, …)

Services

  • Feasibility study, concept, design, testing
  • Storage and maintenance of injection molds
  • Process validations

Post-production

  • Mechanical processing
  • Final cleaning
  • Final packaging
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Rolling and Drawing

Wires, rods and strips.

In our semi-finished goods production we manufacture a large variety of profiles from high quality, biocompatible and homogeneous alloys which we then process further in our micro-mechanical production facility.

Upon request, we can manufacture a variety of semi-finished goods from precious metals or precious metal alloys for further processing by you. The following profiles can be manufactured in a variety of designs:

  • fine wires
  • stranded wires
  • wires, profiles
  • tubes
  • strips and metal sheets
     
Product Dimensions Specifications Notes
Round profiles

Diameter:

0.10

Standard hardness

hard/soft

Straightened:

Length up to 3 m

Coiled or rolled
Special designs (hardness, structure) available upon request.
Tubes

Upon request.

Smallest possible outer diameter: 4mm

   
Square and rectangular profiles

Thickness:

0.15 - 12mm

Width:

0.8 - 22mm

Smaller and larger profiles upon request.

Standard hardness

hard/soft

Straightened:

Length up to 3 m

Coiled or rolled
Further profiles upon request or according to drawing.
Strips and films

Thickness:

0.08 - 12mm

Width:

max. 250mm

Length:

Upon request

Standard hardness

hard/soft, depending on specifications

Depending on design:

straight, rolled or coiled.

Special designs (hardness, structure) available upon request.

Surface specifications according to customer requirements.

Quality

  • Cold-formed
  • Annealed
  • Hardened
Tolerances
  • Between 0.1 and 0.2 mm, depending on profile and material
Coatings
  • Available upon request

Coils

  • Dimensions: DIN 60 to max. 160.
  • If >2mm, the rods are delivered bound
Delivery times
  • 10 - 14 days

     


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