Medical Devices

Medical
Market Applications

Medical Devices

A great fit for our fast and flexible prototyping capabilities simultaneously designing components for manufacturability and stringent quality requirements. We engineer our manufacturing process to both reduce costs and allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase which is the least expensive place.


AMETEK designs and manufactures custom glass-to-metal-sealed connectors and headers for medical devices, surgical products, imaging systems and diagnostic equipment. Our engineers are experienced in meeting the technical needs of the medical profession and our products fulfill an often critical life-sustaining role in this demanding industry.

In this high performance environment we customize connectors and manufacture specialized glass-to-metal-sealed headers and feedthroughs in high strength alloys such as Titanium and Inconel to reach extremely low leak rates (1 x 10-9 cc/sec of Helium at 1 atmosphere).

Our capabilities to serve this industry include:

  • Worldwide supplier to industrial, telecommunication and process control industry
  • Lean manufacturing implementation at all facilities
  • Temperature testing to 1000°F / 538°C
  • High current contacts using noble metals
  • High density contact patterns
  • Hard wired or mated pair design options
  • Reduced lead times for prototype requirements
  • Auxiliary support products such as PEEK inserts
  • Comprehensive design and testing capabilities
  • Total Vertical Integration
  • Machining capabilities to meet critical requirements of weld projections for diaphragm mount and “O” Ring grooves for process flow control sensor application
  • In-house plating to meet wire bonds
  • Manufacturing of both low pressure (TO style) and high pressure (stainless steel and titanium) headers
  • High reliability, hermetically sealed packages from standard outlines (transistor outline, dual in-line, plug-ins and flatpacks) to extremely sophisticated and complex custom configurations
  • In-house metal fabrication, stamping, grinding, punching
  • Component manufacturing including RF terminals, DC pin assemblies and SMA, SMP (GPO) and SSMP (GPPO) connectors
  • Dedicated brazing, sealing, and integration furnaces
  • In-house tool and die
  • Split frame manufacturing capabilities for larger, more complex assemblies
  • Kanban manufacturing controls available
  • AMETEK Inc. is ISO 9001:2000 (with AS9100A) Registered by NSF

Applications Include:

  • Cardiac pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Cochlear implants
  • Implantable drug pumps
  • Implantable heart pumps
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • UV lasers for surgical drilling, cutting and “cold marking” bone
  • Surgical drills / saws