& Life Sciences

Providing Precision Medical Device Machining for Inside the Operating Room or Inside the Body

High-performance precision minimal plastics provide the medical industry with the advantages of metal with weight, along with the crucial ability to withstand repeated autoclave sterilization. The low coefficient of friction from thermoplastics such as PEEK reduces downtime and allows time-sensitive medical procedures to move more efficiently, making them ideal for machining medical devices.

This, however, is a far from simple process. Medical product applications are becoming more and more advanced due to critical performance and alignment requirements as well as the need for radiolucency to support minimally invasive procedures. Machining complex plastic medical devices and components for the medical industry requires close tolerances and extraordinary precision, demanding the highest level of sanitation and precision plastic machining expertise.


Machining Applications for Medical & Life Science


Common medical applications that we are experienced in custom designing and machining include:

  • Orthopedic Instruments and Equipment Icon

    Orthopedic Instruments
    and Equipment

  • PEEK Implants Icon


  • Spinal Devices Icon


  • Surgical/Trauma Instruments and Components Icon

    Surgical/Trauma Instruments
    and Components

Setting the Standard for Precision Plastic Machining


Product durability and cleanliness are not just desirable within the medical industry, they’re essential. In our commitment to machining medical devices with quality custom plastic components, AIP is ISO 13485:2016 compliant and FDA registered. We have been successfully audited by some of the most stringent OEMs in the orthopedic and medical device industries. Our plastics are processed with strict hygienic procedures.


To ensure the highest level of sanitation down to the sub-molecular level, AIP Precision Machining designs, heat-treats and machines only plastics, with any sub-manufactured metalwork processed outside our facility. These policies substantially reduce the threat of contamination and allow for improved hygienic procedures.


Quality, accuracy and durability are the norm at AIP. Not only do our customers demand it, we demand it of ourselves. We include quality assurance as an integral part of our process and is addressed at every step of your project, from concept to completion.

In addition, AIP offers the unprecedented turnaround of 10 business days or less for your precision plastic machined complex prototypes.


40+ Years of Material Expertise


We understand how plastic reacts when machined. Using our extensive knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing techniques, we precision machine medical components to within ten-thousandths of an inch or less.

With this expertise in mind, we ensure the precision plastics and composite materials chosen for this industry possess the traits necessary for their medical application, including:

·         Biocompatibility

·         Radiolucency

·         Corrosion Protection

·         Extreme Tolerance (up to 0.002 mm)

·         High Dielectric Strength

·         Sterilization Compatibility

·         Lightweight Features

·         Extreme Thermal Performance

·         Extreme Chemical Resistance

·         Extreme Low Friction


For this reason, the following high-performance plastics and composites from AIP’s extensive material library are frequently machined for this industry:

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