Problem: DTR Medical wanted assistance in developing a new single-use instrument for healthcare providers to use in testing for cervical cancer. This would replace instruments sourced from the Far East, which came with unreliable lead times and high costs.
Solution: CMG Technologies used the MIM process to develop an innovative instrument using Stainless Steel 17 -4. The strong qualities of this metal allowed the creation of top and bottom jaws to secure a clean cut of tissue from first use, resulting in a high quality mass produced instrument at low cost.
The innovative development of the cervical biopsy punch is now widely used by healthcare providers across the UK and Overseas, and was recognised for its clinical value in 2012 winning the MediWales Innovation Award.
Summary: In 2012 CMG Technologies helped single-use sterile product supplier, DTR Medical, to develop the cervical biopsy punch – an award winning product recognised for providing clinical value to healthcare providers at reduced costs.
The new product was introduced to replace single use instruments sourced from the Far East - which came with unreliable supply and lead times, together with high costs to the NHS and other health care providers.
Problem: BSA Guns required a new manufacturer to develop complex air rifle components for use in its sporting range of products, following quality and delivery issues with its previous supplier.
Solution: CMG Technologies provides BSA Guns with a one stop solution for the manufacture of air rifle components using the MIM process. This included the refurbishment of tooling (owned by BSA) and other secondary operations such as continued support for heat management of MIM components, and full quality documentation and capability reports.
Overall this has improved the quality of BSA Guns’ air rifle components, whilst saving cost per piece on a mass scale.
Summary: Iconic air rifle manufacturer, BSA Guns, has announced improved air rifle component quality and overall cost savings, thanks to metal injection moulding specialist CMG Technologies.
BSA Guns initially approached CMG Technologies in early 2013 to request assistance in the development of its sporting air rifle range, following quality issues with its previous precision component manufacturer.
CMG Technologies were initially tasked with the development of turnkey components required for the air rifle’s trigger action, together with other metal injection moulded components specifically for its sporting range of products.
Using various metal alloys, CMG’s technical team manipulated the metal to mould the components in line with BSA Guns’ heat treatment requirements, resulting in small, complex components produced on a mass scale.