As mentioned in the article, proper material selection is very important for medical devices. In addition to tight tolerances, moldability and surface finish, many plastic parts must also contend with additional requirements of biocompatibility and chemical resistance (from harsh chemical disinfectants). Many times, these numerous requirements make choosing the right material very challenging.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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