Medical Coil Winding Driving the Growth of Micro-Coil Devices in the 21st Century
Devices are very crucial when it comes to the medical industry. The growth of miniaturized devices has increased since non-invasive surgeries are in high demand. The current trend of medical winding has improved the size of the devices and made them more reliable. This reliability is often the cause of higher demand globally. Micro-coils, finer than the size of a human hair, are used in this manufacture. This results in many challenges which are being overcome with advancements in technology.
Let’s discuss some of the major challenges encountered during the micro coil manufacturing process.
Top 4 Challenges in the Microcoil Manufacturing Process
Manufacturing microcoils presents the following major challenges:
- Oxide formation during welding: Exposure to heat from metals has resulted in the formation of metal oxides. This altered the chemical property of the material, thereby impairing its quality.
- Modification of the internal property of the material: Often micro coils are made of metals like aluminum and titanium. Exposure to heat increased the energy of the atoms, thereby increasing their levels of activation. This has led to major changes in the physical properties of ultra fine yarn.
- Lack of reliability of the traditional process: The traditional process of joining ultra-thin wires was unreliable. Durability was in question, which is why an alternative was needed for the time being.
- Non-integration in medical devices: Medical devices need a lot of purity – since they have to be implanted in the human body. Traditional methods have failed to provide for pure forms of integration, thus making the transition to the medical field very difficult.
Thermo Compression Bonding – An improvement in medical coil winding technology
Thermocompression bonding is the application of high temperature and pressure in the micro coils to ensure ease of integration between the two coils. This has proven to be very reliable with improved durability. Understanding that the coils are very small in size, it is always a challenge to put them both together.
In this process, both coils must be of the same material or the same thickness – in order for them to be integrated together. This is the only requirement that facilitates the integration of the coils with each other. There are countless medical applications for miniaturized devices. From tracking data using pacemaker and brain simulations to positioning the stent, micro devices are quite important. It is for this reason that there is a lot of push given to this technology. The non-invasive medical process is quite crucial in the future and medical coil winding has an important role to play in it.
Medical coil winding is the future of micro-devices
Medical winding is irreplaceable when it comes to micro-devices. Therefore, the future should be ready to adapt this new form of technology. Micro-coil devices offer robust technology backed by excellent durability – making non-invasive surgery a success in the 21st century.