When a prominent U.S. medical device manufacturer needed a safer and less invasive coronary intervention tool, they partnered with Crescent to overcome the technical challenges inherent in the application, and to ensure that each and every blade shipped would meet exacting requirements.
Initially, the product development team had to overcome several challenges.
— There could be no warping, bowing or corrosion in the finished product.
— The finished micro-dilatation catheter blades had to bend with the devices upon insertion.
— To ensure ductility, a specific alloy had to be used for the blades that proved to be very difficult to press, heat treat and grind.
Crescent’s engineering team was able to overcome those challenges and, since then, we’ve been able to increase the yield of usable product for our customers from 30 percent to over 90 percent.