Leading medical device companies rely on DLyte
RESPECT THE TOLERANCES AND INITIAL SHAPES
BIOCOMPATIBLE POLISHING PROCESS
“The only automated
system that improves the results of hand polishing”.
DLyte is a disruptive solution for surface finishing in the medical device industry. DLyte system innovates to improve the manufacturing process, reducing error-prone, decreasing costs and shortening lead times.
The DLyte machines also allow to manufacture in an automated process. DLyte supposes a substantial improvement of quality and lifespan of medical implants responding to a demand given today’s longevity in our society.
titanium and nitinol
DLyte offers a high-quality finishing for cobalt chrome, stainless steel, titanium and nitinol for the Healthcare industry. Available for all types of implants, needles, stents, medical devices and components of medical equipment which require ultra-clean surfaces.
Non abrasive polishing
DLyte is the first non abrasive surface finishing system able to reduce substantially the roughness. Being a non abrasive process allows to reduce the roughness keeping the initial shapes and respecting the tolerances.
Respects tolerances and initial shapes
Specially effective for finishing parts with sharp edges, while ensuring the radius preservation and homogeneous result across the surface. The polishing action reaches every corner of the piece, so it can process the inner cavities which cannot be accessed mechanically. DLyte can achieve a high-quality finishing for machined, sintered, and casted parts.
in one step
Fully automated polishing to a mirror finish in one step. Mechanical surface finishing requires several steps to achieve mirror finishing, while liquid electropolishing generally reduces surface roughness readings of a non-electropolished surface by only 50%.
Precise, safe and long-lasting implants
The DLyte system based on dry electropolishing addresses the main needs of the implant industry such as shape and tolerance preservation , biocompatibility, enhances corrosion resistance, automation and reduction of complexity of current manual and multistep processes, high output with a very compact equipment, no dust and waste emissions, no need of peripheral water recycling equipment, clean and non-hazardous process and applicable for fragile parts.
Enhances corrosion resistance
DLyte is the only system able to remove roughness and improve the corrosion resistance of the metal pieces at the same time, while reducing the number of processes required in the manufacturing process.
“DLyte achieves better
corrosion resistance than
Corrosion is one of the main factors reducing the lifespan of implanted parts. Most applications require a surface treatment to be performed after polishing to comply with the corrosion resistance requirements of the medical device industry.
DLyte is the only system able to remove roughness substantially and improve the corrosion resistance of the metal pieces while reducing the number of processes required in the manufacturing process.
DLyte achieves better corrosion resistance than liquid electropolishing. The dry electropolished sample analyzed has lower surface roughness and more luster than the liquid electropolished sample.
The Medical device sector requires clinically proven processes and products which guarantee their compliance with the most demanding safety regulations.
The manufacturer must ensure that the devices meet all the appropriate requirements and in particular perform a risk/benefit analysis and evaluate the biocompatibility and toxicity of the materials used.
Fragile parts finishing
Small medical devices such as stents or needles require high-quality surface finishing with the disadvantage of requiring a non-aggressive process to avoid damages caused by mechanical energy. DLyte is suitable for these applications as it is an electro-chemical process.
Compared to liquid electropolishing, DLyte is more controllable and works efficiently at micro and macroscopic level.
DLyte is also suitable for metal additive manufactured implants, obtaining superior results than existing surface finsihing technologies.
“DLyte performs at least two times better surface quality than the next-best alternative between the 7 most relevant post-processing technologies”.
Time saving and lower cost production
It is an automatic process which reduces the complexity of current multi-step processes, reducing labor costs and eliminating the need to rework parts and the production of defective parts.
Easy waste management
and low waste and
DLyte system does not require a closed-up system to recycle water and sludge waste treatment machinery with the corresponding space, labor, water and environmental license costs savings. The disposal of the dry electrolyte is handled by standard services.
Improvement of the working environment
The DLyte process does not require any rubber tip, electrolytic bathing or brushing, but just a simply abrasive preparation beforehand. By reducing the traditional multi-step process, DLyte improves working conditions, and drastically reduces the toxicity of the current polishing.
Polishing systems adapted to all needs
According to polishing needs, production quantities or piece dimensions, DLyte offers a unique solution to meet the needs of the industry. The entire product range allows automation of the polishing process ensuring high scalability production.
High value and efficency for small productions.
Working volumes: From 75mmØ x 50mm
to 180mmØ x 80mm
Powerful, versatile and faster for mass productions.
Working volumes: Up to 500mmØ x 300mm
Installations. Modular solutions.
Mass production installations for challenging industries.
Working volumes: Up to 750mm x 500mm x 500mm