Bringing new orthopaedic products to market can be a slow, technically challenging and costly experience, but this process can be simplified by working with a world leader in implantable plastic manufacturing and component machining.
Orthoplastics navigates its customers through the complexities of production, compliance and accreditation, getting orthopaedic products to market quickly, saving valuable time and money. By working with Orthoplastics businesses can access both its product knowledge and vast archives of historical data to assist in technical submissions or to pass the regulatory requirements.
A crucial part of the manufacturing process is quality. Regular product quality tests are rigorously applied by Orthoplastics to ensure compliance with industry standards. Regulatory and compliance testing is performed in Orthoplastics own onsite laboratory that is UKAS accredited, and the majority of its projects are carried out in accordance to ISO17025.
It’s commitment to research and development is unrivalled within the orthopaedic implantable plastics industry, providing a depth and breadth of technical expertise to support all product development programmes.
As industry leaders within the medical implant sector, Orthoplastics constantly strives towards meeting the design and engineering needs of its customers. Continuous investment in new technologies and equipment allows Orthoplastics to meet even the most demanding orthopaedic engineering challenges.
The technology and machinery within its state of the art facility provides customers and device manufacturers with a wide choice and range of different premium grade medical plastic products. These can be expertly cut, moulded or machined into different shapes and sizes to meet the customer’s needs.
Orthoplastics are at the forefront of medical plastics research and development for the orthopaedic sector. The research carried out by Orthoplastics, and the products produced, provide many long term benefits to the patient community.
From the research carried out over the last 20 years, a variety of medical grade plastics have been developed and brought to the market by Orthoplastics’ active approach. These include cross-linked materials, vitamin-e materials and a variety of other new materials manufacturing processes.
Orthoplastics are proud to offer both current and potential customers, support and advice throughout the entirety of the manufacturing process. Additionally, Orthoplastics allow their customers to use their state of the art facilities, which are located roughly 50 kilometres north of the city of Manchester.
Taking advantage of this opportunity provided by Orthoplastics allows customers to develop their products quicker and get them to market earlier. Possibly most importantly, it also means that the customer does not have to invest in the development of their own laboratory and all of the associated costs this would require.
Orthoplastics provide a range of unique services to assist its customers and help convert new orthopaedic component product ideas from simply theoretical products or drawing board concepts into a high value, practical and physical solutions.
By applying their expert knowledge of medical plastics, and making reference to applicable technical standards and its own internal data, Orthoplastics is able to produce new products or applications quicker and at a lower cost than many other organisations within the industry.
Orthoplastics is recognised across the globe as the leader in the development and supply of both implantable grade plastics and biocompatible plastics for instrument applications. The company produces the highest quality, premium grade UHMWPE on the market and works closely with its partners to develop new and innovative orthopaedic implant products.
By choice, Orthoplastics machining capabilities relate only to plastics, both implant grade and instrument whereby, the CNC machining centres and lathes can meet any manufacturing requirement
Orthoplastics can assist device manufactures with any sub-contracting requirements, from CNC machining expertise in milling, turning, grinding, and drilling of implantable grade plastics for any orthopaedic component. It develops strong partnerships with its customers, visiting their sites or end user’s sites, to provide bespoke orthopaedic engineering solutions.
With a highly skilled workforce and state of the art equipment, Orthoplastics take pride in being able to produce high quality, complex components quicker and more cost effectively than its competitors.
Orthoplastics accelerate the component machining production process and ensure that all new product concepts meet the application, specification and technical demands required.
With their own research and development laboratory that is extensively equipped, they provide an unrivalled research and development service to the orthopaedic implantable plastics industry. This depth and breadth of technical expertise is available to support all product development programmes.
Orthoplastics’ industry leading laboratory facilitates the materials characterisation for; material suppliers, processors, manufacturers and end users in addition to research and development.
Consulting with its clients, referring to the applicable standards and their extensive experience, it designs test programmes to meet the requirements for applications such as CE and 510k submissions. The quality systems employed at Orthoplastics meet the highest standards required within its main service sector, namely implantable medical devices.
Orthoplastics research and development laboratory is comprehensively equipped and has extensive experience of testing materials and products manufactured from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) and other polymers primarily within the medical device sector. In addition to the essential equipment for certification the research and development laboratory is equipped with the following:
Orthoplastics have a very robust quality accreditation system in place to meet the demands and needs of its customers. They exceed the demands of regulatory accreditation right from basic quality standards through to laboratory standards, so that all the regulatory bodies across the world have confidence in the data that Orthoplastics generate.
The manufacturing quality control systems which Orthoplastics have been proudly accredited to are as follows:
Orthoplastics is committed to providing its customers and the medical industry with high grade UHMWPE plastics, and also biocompatible plastics for medical implant applications. As a result of the exceptionally high product quality and customer services provided, Orthoplastics is now regarded as a world leader.
A period of heavy investment into new technologies, equipment and facilities throughout the last two decades, has established Orthoplastics as a business that can meet even the most complex engineering challenges within the orthopaedic sector.
Orthoplastics is the subcontracting expert that can meet even the most complex orthopaedic component production challenges. From consultation and component machining of medical grade plastics, through to prototyping, pre-production validation runs and full scale outsourcing, Orthoplastics have the equipment and systems in place to make any orthopaedic product concept a reality.
As a World leading UHMWPE manufacturer and machining expert, Orthoplastics understand how to navigate customers through compliance, increasing speed to market and reducing costs. With in-house testing, on site plastics manufacturing, design, quality assurance, supply chain and project management, they offer the complete supply solution.
Orthoplastics work with its customers to accelerate the production process and ensure that all new product concepts meet the desired market application, specification and technical demands required.
Uniquely, Orthoplastics has on site, its own research and development laboratory that is extensively equipped and available for use by its customers. This commitment to research and development is unrivalled within the orthopaedic implantable plastics industry, providing a depth and breadth of technical expertise to support all product development programmes.
Orthoplastics have purposely developed and invested into their facility, allowing it to work alongside its customer and exceed their exacting product specifications.
The world leading onsite laboratory within the Orthoplastics facility serves a number of different purposes. Firstly, it provides customers with the opportunity to conduct their own research, which then allows them to develop an exact product specification that precisely meets their needs. In addition to using the facility, support is available to overcome the complexities of production, compliance and accreditation, getting products to market quickly and saving valuable time and money.
Orthoplastics are industry leaders in the research, development and manufacturing of medical grade plastics, and believe that providing manufacturing excellence doesn’t just mean the product itself, but also the service that is delivered alongside its world class products.
Customer service is equally as important as manufacturing excellence and Orthoplastics is dedicated to ensuring its customers receive their products exactly as they require them – right down to the packaging. To ensure shipments are received in pristine condition, all material is carefully packed in bespoke rugged containers with product certification enclosed.
Orthoplastics is fully focussed on providing the medical sector with the highest premium grade of medical plastics on the market. It is due to the innovative research that is undertaken at Orthoplastics and the rigorous quality control systems employed, that the products produced by Orthoplastics are used with confidence around the world by industry leading orthopaedic device manufacturers.
By setting high standards and maintaining them, Orthoplastics has gained accreditation to quality standard awards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001.
Orthoplastics value all of their current and potential clients and to reinforce this, we encourage the development of strong communication bonds where regular discussions occur between both ourselves and the external party who are choosing to use our services.
By choosing to work alongside the leading orthopaedic plastics manufacturer, Orthoplastics’ customers will benefit from additional guidance throughout the complex processes of production, accreditation and actually bringing product ranges to the marketplace.
Working in conjunction with our customer’s design/development departments, Orthoplastics are able to offer a specifically focussed approach towards research and development for clients who are seeking advice.
Orthoplastics appreciate that all customers have differing needs from one another. Therefore there isn’t a set approach towards product creation when working alongside our customers, it is in fact a completely tailored service to ensure that the customer is provided with the exact product that meets their needs and demands.
Orthoplastics are able to develop new products and bring them to the market place by providing all the knowledge and historical data that may be required for any technical submission or regulatory requirement.
Additionally, working alongside the customer allows Orthoplastics to really focus on the attributes of the product demanded to ensure that product specifications are exceeded within budget. Furthermore, Orthoplastics are able to provide the customer with assistance, facilities and data to get them through the process as efficiently as possible, thus reducing the costs of product development.
By developing a close working relationship with our clients, Orthoplastics are able to fully understand the requests and opinions of their customers and then put those concepts into production.
Orthoplastics provides all clients with an opportunity to attend their recently renovated facility and to work together on the research, design and development of their demanded medical plastic product. To support this working strategy, regular communication with the client allows both parties to resolve any issues which may occur in the design process, before the operation of manufacturing commences.
Orthoplastics are the world leaders in the manufacturing and supply of UHMWPE plastics. Provided with a fantastic opportunity to gain from Orthoplastics industry leading expertise, customers and service users can use the sub-contracting service at Orthoplastics.
This service helps to inspire and transform ideas from the drawing board and break past the concept stage, which stops so many within the industry. Using Orthoplastics sub-contracting service, you are guaranteeing that your product will be delivered to the market place more effectively and far more efficiently than completing this process alone.
The testing and laboratory facilities at Orthoplastics are recognised as industry leading, and because of these, Orthoplastics have been able to achieve regular breakthroughs for the medical sector, in terms of the development of medical grade plastics, and its uses.
By using these testing and laboratory facilities to the maximum potential, Orthoplastics have been able to provide and develop strong links with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic device manufacturers, meaning that the work carried out within the facility is helping patients right around the world.