VAN NUYS, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica, Inc., an advanced technology company, today announced an exclusive sales and marketing partnership with Johnson Matthey Medical (JMI), a leading manufacturer of medical device components comprised of platinum group metals (PGM) and other specialty materials. This partnership provides JMI access to Microfabrica's proprietary additive manufacturing process, MICA Freeform, and extends JMI's process and materials capabilities to an entirely new scale. Further, the relationship allows Microfabrica to leverage JMI's industry leadership and access a diverse customer base able to benefit from Microfabrica's ability to fabricate sub-millimeter, high precision metal parts.
As a platform technology, MICA Freeform is ideally suited for high tech industries, such as medical devices, that demand extreme precision at a very small scale. JMI is an industry leader in fabricating medical device components, with a portfolio that includes catheter guide wires, radiopaque markers for stents, and electrodes for cardiac rhythm and electrophysiology. Current as well as future generations of these components can leverage the precision and scale enabled with the MICA Freeform process.
Eric Miller, CEO of Microfabrica stated, "Johnson Matthey is an ideal partner for us. We see our technology as a logical extension of Johnson Matthey Medical's process and materials capabilities. Their domain expertise in medical device component manufacturing, combined with our ability to produce sub-millimeter, high precision components and assemblies, offers customers a unique and unrivaled ability to execute design challenges, regardless of scale."
Commenting on the agreement, JMI's General Manager Brian Woodward said, "The partnership with Microfabrica brings an exciting and novel manufacturing process into Johnson Matthey's product portfolio that significantly expands the metal component choices we can offer our customers at the millimeter and sub millimeter scale."
Microfabrica is an advanced technology company with a proprietary, additive manufacturing process that yields high precision, robust metal parts at a scale not previously possible. The company works with demanding, high tech industries, including aerospace/defense, semiconductor test, and medical device, that can leverage of our ability to fabricate complex geometries in the sub-millimeter scale. Headquartered in Van Nuys, CA, Microfabrica is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified facility holding both ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485-2003 certifications. For more information, visit www.microfabrica.com, e-mail [email protected] or call (888) 964-2763.
About Johnson Matthey Medical
Johnson Matthey Medical Components (JMI), is a leading supplier of specialty and precious metal tubing, wire, machine parts, and nitinol to the Medical Device Industry. As a leader in sustainability technologies, JMI 's products enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the world.