Material ID & Full Traceability
Niton Gun XRF Analyzer: Material Identification
Banner Medical utilizes Niton Gun XRF® technology to positively identify the composition of all medical grade materials. This value-added service accurately identifies material composition upon receipt, ensuring that the raw material has been made to customer and ASTM specifications prior to machining. This can eliminate the possibility of machining material that does not match requirements, and confirms that the mill used the correct ingredients during the melt process. All data recorded and stored in the material traceability documentation package is maintained by Banner Medical. This service is performed in process and has no effect on material lead time. Please contact Banner Medical to learn more.
The FDA continues to exert regulatory pressure on OEMs and Contract Manufacturers who supply complete medical implant products or components. A common area of scrutiny is the requirement to maintain material traceability for the life of the device. Banner Medical offers customers the option to physically label or “line mark” centerless ground bar with critical information. These details can be as simple as material grade, mill name, and heat number, or additional information can be displayed that includes, but is not limited to: customer P.O. number, component part number, processing date (outside processing), heat number, and more. Line marking can be performed on all medical grade material ranging from 3/16″ (.1875″, or 4.7625 mm) O.D. through 1.50″ (38.1 mm) O.D., and has no effect on lead time and delivery. Please see our line marking brief on the News & Case Studies page, and contact Banner Medical for more information on this value-added service.