ATW Companies Showcases Wide Range of Products at Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Expo

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ATW Companies features a range of its tube fabrication, laser cutting/welding, machining, metal injection molding (MIM), and stamping capabilities for the medical device industry.

ATW Companies Inc., a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, announces that it will feature a range of its tube fabrication, laser cutting/welding, machining, metal injection molding (MIM), and stamping capabilities for the medical device industry at the MD&M West Exposition, Booth # 1828, February 9-11, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. ATW Companies is the parent company of    A. T. Wall Company, located in Warwick, RI, Judson A. Smith Company, located in Boyertown, PA, and Parmatech Corporation, located in Petaluma, CA. Each company will highlight its specific medical sector capabilities at the show.

Judson Smith, whose tube components and assemblies are widely used in instruments designed for minimally invasive surgical procedures, will showcase its tubular parts fabrication capabilities. The company excels in thin wall, tight tolerances, tube bending, specialty tube fabrication and end forming. It is well known in the medical device industry for rapid prototyping, engineering design assistance and long run production expertise. Judson Smith will also provide a close look at its laser cutting and welding capabilities, which uses pulse technology that results in a clean and uniform weld path. In addition,
Judson Smith will feature its highly specialized CNC machining capabilities, used in orthopedic screws, spacers, lumbar systems, drill guides, awls, distracters and more.

Parmatech manufactures metal injection molding (MIM) components used in a variety of bariatric and laparoscopic instruments and orthodontics that take advantage of MIM’s miniaturization and intricate shape capability. Applications also include sealing and transecting of blood vessels and vein harvesting for bypass surgeries. Highlighted products at this year’s show include the 2008 MPIF Design Competition Grand Prize winning articulation gear, laparoscopic jaw sets, and self-ligating orthodontic brackets. Instrument providers using Parmatech’s efficient MIM technology can expand and broaden their product offerings, ultimately increasing the number of patients served.

A.T. Wall provides tubular and stamped products used in manufacturing products for the medical industry. Examples include rigid and flexible waveguide for use in klystrons for cancer treatment, nickel tubing for x-ray equipment, cold roll steel crimp sleeves for stereoscopes, silver used in the manufacture of surgical instruments for eyes, nose and throat procedures, and stainless steel tubing used in catheters. At this year’s MD&M show, A.T.Wall will be showcasing tantalum, niobium, and tantalum composites in all forms, including plate, sheet, foil, beads, wire and tubing. With a high boiling point, high melting point, resistance to corrosion, ductility, superconductivity, low thermal expansion, and high capacitance,tantalum tubing is ideal for radiographic markers, permanent bone implantation, vascular clips, repair of cranial defects, in flexible stents, for fracture repair, and in dental applications.

About ATW Companies
Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Among ATW’s many product capabilities are machined parts, sidewall frames, precision metal tubing, stamped metal parts, and MIM components. ATW brings 100 years of experience working with a variety of industries and diverse technologies, including medical devices.

ATW Companies offers global sales and support and is a highly engineered metal solution provider to the metal component marketplace servicing customers worldwide. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. Through continuously adding value and innovation to their products and services, ATW offers the best solutions for customers and their partners.

For more information on ATW Companies call 401-739-0740.

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